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Facial Swelling

Like humans, dogs faces can get swollen – either localized to one area or occuring throughout the entire face. While it may look cute sometimes, facial swelling is often painful and could be very serious depending on the cause.

There are many different causes for facial swelling in dogs, with some common ones including allergic reactions, trauma, and dental problems. Facial swelling will always need to be addressed by a veterinarian, with some cases requiring immediate attention, so it is best to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Pro tips for visiting the veterinarian:

  • Contact your vet asap if your dog’s face is swollen. It can be a fatal condition and is likely painful.
  • Keep antihistamines on hand for allergic reactions, but ensure it doesn’t have any other ingredients in it. Contact your veterinarian for dosing information.

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