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Nov 28, 2009, 11:18am Top

My daughters dog, Gracie is swollen up in her jowls today for some reason. Mary called me to ask if I'd ever heard of this. Her jowls are swollen as tho she were holding a pingpong ball in the side of her mouth, She's eating and drinking and doesn't seem to be in any pain. Mary is keeping a close eye on her and will run her to the vet at the first sign of distress but I wonder if any of you have an idea. I think its an allergic reaction to something.

Nov 28, 2009, 6:55pm Top

Hmmm... I have no idea. It does sound like an allergic reaction.

Nov 28, 2009, 7:10pm Top

If you have an emergency veterinary hospital in your area, it might be a wise idea to call and get their take on this situation. Dogs are notorious for hiding distress, so by the time the dog shows distress, the problem could be well advanced.

Best of luck!

Nov 28, 2009, 7:17pm Top

I agree talking with an emergency vet place is indicated. Very unusual symptom and I would want to know. I have three dogs and spend a lot of time with dogs...have not seen this happen.

Nov 29, 2009, 10:41am Top

Update: Mary talked to a vet who recommended benedryl. This morning Gracies jowls are almost back to normal.

Nov 30, 2009, 9:55pm Top

Very pleased to hear this! I've been thinking of her.

Dec 8, 2009, 10:54am Top

That is great! Gotta love a vet who practices common sense and home remedies before expensive testing!

Dec 8, 2009, 7:53pm Top

Update to the update! Gracie is normal again! yay!

Dec 13, 2010, 3:48pm Top

what did it turn out 2 be?

Dec 16, 2010, 1:46pm Top

we never knew....it just went away

Dec 16, 2010, 5:27pm Top

oh.... ok. hope it wasn't too serious!

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