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My 7 month old collie is really restless, she keeps biting

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My 7 month old collie is really restless, she keeps biting at her fur and has a swollen nose. She also keeps shaking and wants outside to urinate a lot.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Did these symptoms start quickly?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- How much does she weigh?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.



Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes they started about 3 hours ago.

This is the first time this has happened.

She weighs 14 kg approx

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
1- Do you happen to have an anti histamine at home?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
1- Is she having difficulty breathing?
2- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

She is breathing ok.

Her gums are pink.

Her whole face is now swelling especially around her mouth and nose

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Davis, Leha is having an allergic reaction. At this point we need to be concern about potential swelling in the upper respiratory tract causing her difficulty breathing. I would recommend you either take her to the nearest ER veterinarian for treatment. If you do not have access to ER vet, go to the nearest pharmacy (chemist) and pick up one of the following to be given orally:

1- Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg 2 tablets orally every 8-12 hours.
2- Chlorpheniramine 4mg every 8 hours.
3- Zyrtec10mg 1/2 tablets every 12 hours.
4- Follow up with family veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!


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