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  • my dog has recently got a swollen right eye and her snout is puf

    Question:
    My dog has recently got a swollen right eye, and her snout is puffy as well. She keeps rubbing her eye. What could be wrong with her and should i take her to the vet?

    Answer:
    You need to take her into your veterinarian immediately. My biggest concern with swelling of the face is that she is having an allergic reaction. In some cases the swelling of the face can get cause problems with her breathing.

    Also, if it is an allergic reaction, sometimes they can also get a systemic reaction that can be life threatening. Your veterinarian can let you know what is causing the swelling as well as the best treatment for her.

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