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One of my Huskies came to the back door whining while DH and DD were playing out back. Because of how her mouth looked, I thought that she had an apple that she found and wanted to keep it away from our other Husky. Didn't take me long to figure out she didn't have an apple there...her upper right lip was swollen quite a bit and it seriously hurt her to have anyone touch it.
DH and DD have no clue what happened to her, but this looks a lot like what another Husky of mine looked like after she got stung by a few bees. So I did what I was instructed to do years ago with my other Husky, I gave her a Benadryl capsule and kept an eye on her breathing to make sure her airways would not be cut off.
Now, this other Husky incident was years ago and I can't remember what I was instructed to do other than just give her Benadryl. Googling it is telling me 1mg per pound, so that would be around 50mg (only gave her one 25mg, so she got 1/2 of what I probably could have given her, but without individual vet approval of a higher dose, I'm okay with that). But I'm not sure how often to give. Package says every 4-6 hours, but not sure if this applies to dogs too.
Gave her the capsule going on 3 hours ago and, although there is still swelling, she is acting in less pain and more "normal."
Anyone know (remember from an incident of their own) how often I can give her a capsule?
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