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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 48 years of experience.
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His mouth looks as it swollen, today he’s drilling a lot and

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His mouth looks as it swollen
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When did you first notice this swelling? Does the dog lick the skin as well?
Customer: today he’s drilling a lot and his eye is red on the same side
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: bruno 4 years frenchie
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: no

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Mouth

Thank you. Give me a moment to take a look, please.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
His eye
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
His mouth is hanging down
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Hope this helps

Thank you. Bruno's vet needs to directly visualize inside Bruno's oral cavity for a tooth root abscess with infection that has spread up and around his eye. A much better scenario, however, is that Bruno was envenomated by flying insect or spider. Have you given him any medication as of yet?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Antihistamine
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Is there anything I can give him till I can take him to the vets on Monday

An antihistamine makes sense. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can be dosed at 1-2 mg per pound of bodyweight at 8-12 hour intervals. If he were envenomated, you should see the swelling abate unaided within 36 hours.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you very much

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow up in this venue and so please return to our conversation with an update at your convenience.