Swollen eye has become lumpy raw skin
My two year old boxweiler had a swollen eye this afternoon. He's quite clumsy and often bumps into things so I assumed it was a normal knock. Over the last hour the swelling has covered more of his face and when you touch his skin the surface is hard and lumpy around both eyes, his muzzel and forehead. He has started scratching it and the skin is raw under his fur where its swollen. What is this?
on Dec 2nd 2012
in Health & Wellness
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It's hard to say and that it's his eye is concerning. Probably my first thought would be an allergic reaction, and I would give benadryl using the guidelines in these articles:
To discourage scratching, I'd put an e collar on him (that "cone of shame" you can get at the pet food store). If I didn't see improvement within one to two hours of giving the benadryl, or if he has breathing or vision problems, I would make a trip to the emergency vet. Either way, I'd follow up with my regular vet tomorrow.
Best of luck!
Libby answered on 12/2/12. Helpful? / 2