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My dogs face is swollen, and her eyes are bloodshot! it's 2:30 in the morning, and every vet we've called is closed!

She's almost 2 years old, she was perfectly fine an hour ago, she was just laying on the chair with our cat, then i was going to give her a treat, and noticed that her face was swollen. We tried a cold compress, and that didn't help! The vet doesn't open until 8!!!

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Try to find a local animal hospital.... Not a vet but an actual animal hospital. We have several around us that are open 24/7 for emergencies.

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I live in the middle of nowhere! I've looked for animal hospitals. the only ones that i find are 4 hours away! My dog gets extremely car sick, and i don't want her riding that far, and making it worse by puking every 3 minutes...
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I dont blame you.... Sorry for your dog. I dont have a clue what to do. I have 5 dogs.... I would freak if anything happened to them.
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Thanks. She is like my baby, i will lose my mind if she doesn't get better!!!
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I can definitely relate to that. That is why every time one of the kids leave home.... we adopt a new dog. Lol.
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Haha...
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Only one more left at home.
Good luck with your dog.... Is it possible that the cat scratched the dog? Our cat gets territorial sometimes and wont let the dogs near him, but for the most part they get along beautifully. Just a thought.
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Thank you, and She may have been scratched, because the dog and the cat don't get along, but Angel(dog) was sleeping, and peanut(the cat) decided to climb up on the chair and sleep next to angel! so it is a possibility, but we checked, and can't find any scratches or anything like that!
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The cat could have scratched Angel's eye. The eye's usually work together. Is Angel acting as though she is in any distress? Difficulty breathing or anything like that? An ice pack held lightly over her eyes might help.
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She's acting completely normal! that's what i don't understand! She doesn't look like she's in any pain. She's breathing just fine. and we've tried an ice pack, she won't let us keep it there, she squirms away! My husband and i have tried holding her and putting it on, but she gets away, and i don't want to squeeze and hurt her. She's a small dog, and usually just lays down, especially when i call her, and tell her what to do! (she's a mamma suck!)
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LOL... then I think she will be just fine. She would let you know in some way if she wasnt. You can rest easy. Whatever she has going on is apparently more stressful for you then it is for her.
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I think it's way more stressful for me! I keep crying, and she hops up and licks my face, which makes me cry even more, because that's just what my angel does! :)
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I think she is fine... I would just watch her for a few days. Call the Vet in the morning if you are still concerned. If she was in any pain, she would probably be whimpering or crying. If she was in any distress... she would let you know that as well. For her, everything is fine but you. Lol. She probably doesnt know her eyes are bloodshot and her face is swollen.
Could she have been bitten by a bug or something?? Just a thought.
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That's a possibility as well! We live in the sticks, so there's a lot of bugs!
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I DONT live in the sticks... just a medium sized town in Florida...and we have bugs EVERYWHERE.... all year round.
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yeah, there's a lot of them!
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Lol.... Good luck with Angel. Maybe she just needs an antihistamine. Might want to find out from the vet a dosage for it. Just in case. It cant hurt her but will come in handy if she ever has a histamine reaction to a bug bite. Will also help her sleep though too.
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shes already passed out on my lap! Good thing she's small, and i can type around her! haha...
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True. Four of my dogs are that small. One is a large bordie collie mix... He thinks he is a lap dog sometimes.... but is also very content to lay at my feet and be an ottoman too.
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haha... We have tiny, small, medium, large, and extra large!
Tiny- chihauha (TInkerbell)
Small- Pomeranian/basset hound/Dachshund (angel)
Medium- Husky/German shephard(aura)
Large- German shephard/collie (Roxy)
Extra Large- Rottweiler (phoenix)
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Wow... we have.
small, shiht zu/poodle mix (Maggie)
small, yorkie (Pocket)
little bigger, Bishon/Poodle mix (Marley)
and big. Border Collie with something else (Frasier). Dont know what else he has in him but he is the size of a German Sheppard. I dont see any of that in him though. He just looks like an enormous Border Collie.
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Thats pretty cool! I love dogs! We think she had an allergic reaction to the area rug we just got! because we rolled it up, and she's been fine ever since!
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The cause for your dog's swollen face and bloodshot eyes could be due to abscesses, which is as a result of animal bite. The abscesses normally show up abruptly and may be extremely painful. You should try to give it antibiotics for the swell to reduce. Go to http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/my_dog_has_swollen_face for more help.

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Most vet's have an emergency number you can call. Try calling their daytime number and you may be connected to an answering service that can get you in contact with your vet.

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I've tried, none of them have an emergency number... The answering machines only say the hours they are open!
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Do you think she's having an allergic reaction to something ? did you give her anything new to eat ?
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I'm not sure what it could be! We just found an emergency line though!
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Great. I hope she'll be alright. Good luck.
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It's a no go! they charge $140 UP FRONT, and we just had to pay to get our car fixed, so i have $30 to my name!
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Almost every city has an emergency vet clinic. Google "emergency vet + your city"

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Cherry Tree Pennsylvania doesn't have one! i've tried all surrounding cities as well, closest one is 4 hours away!
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Google says Johnstown is only an hour away while Warriors Mark is 1 1/2 hours away.
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yeah, it only takes us 45 mintues to get to johnstown, but they charge money up front, and i just had to get my car fixed, so i have $30 to my name! Or else i would already be there!
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Well those are your options. All vets charge up front I am afraid. Especially emergency vets. If this was your child would you hesitate? It may sound harsh but when you have a pet, they are just as much a priority when they are sick or hurt as your child is. Please just take him. You can be late on your electric bill and not eat out for awhile. Your pet is worth it.
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I read your response to neaderthal and you said she was acting normal. Just watch her and take her in the morning. If she starts to act like she is in pain (shaking, whimpering, panting) before then, rush to Johnstown.
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I know she is worth it! The thing is i literally only have $30 to my name!!! I'm only 20 years old, i still live with my parents!!! i make $250 every 2 weeks, I pay $200 a month for rent! This time i also had to pay $104 to get my car fixed! after i put $15 in gas last night, i LITERALLY only have $31!!!
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If she is not in pain....then just watch her. If it is just an allergic reaction, you can give a dog benadryl, Use the children's brand and follow the weight instructions. If she is just in minor pain, not whimpering, you can give her a baby aspirin (follow weight instructions). Just watch her for now. If she is not behaving normally or the swelling gets worse, then you need to take her to the vet. Talk to your parent s to see if they can loan you the money.
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It might be a poisonous snake bite

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Aww your poor baby. It may just be a bug bite or maybe rubbed up against a plant. You can give dogs benadryl incase it's an allergic reaction. My pit got parvo last year and we couldn't keep her at the vet at a whopping $1200! We brought her home and treated her naturally and we did a lot of praying, she's perfectly fine today. It wouldn't hurt to say a lil prayer for your dog. Hope your baby gets better. Keep us updated.

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How's your dog?
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She's fine now! we think she had an allergic reaction to the area rug we got THAT day, because we rolled it up, and now she's fine!
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Aww, that's great!
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I had a Pit mix that insisted on biting yellowjackets. When she got bitten, she had a swollen face. The vet told me I only had to worry if she started having trouble breathing. Sounds like your baby's going to be fine. I know how you feel though, I spend lots of time worrying about my furbabies while they sleep just fine thankyouverymuch!!! She'll be fine. I have a large mix, small Chichi, and a small Peke. They're sure part of my family! Maybe you can take her to the vet in the morning. Should be at least one vet open on Saturday morning. If not, just watch her closely for trouble breathing. I don't know about what to do if she starts to have trouble with breathing, maybe give her benadryl here's the web site: http://dogallergiesindogs.blogspot.ca/2011/11/can-you-give-dog-benadryl.html If you think this might be an allergic reaction, here is a web site to help you detect that: http://pets.webmd.com/pet-health-evaluator/default.htm Remember it may just be a coincidence that the cat was sitting next to your dog when you noticed the symptoms. Good luck!

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Get to a local animal hospital!

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