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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 32753
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My dog has had a droopy eye

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My dog has had a droopy eye today...I assumed he'd scratched it on a bramble yesterday.....but tonight his other eye is the same and now both eyes are shut... he seems sore around the mouth area and is obviously uncomfortable putting his head down in any position. He cannot settle and seems unable to rest his head down at all..ive seen his jowls twitching as if they are also very sore. He is sitting upright but lowering his head down and to the side as if in pain.... his eyes are now totally shut.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
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Would you say that Manny's face is also swollen? It sounds as if angioedema is present - the swelling associated with a hypersensitivity reaction such as seen secondary to envenomation by a flying insect or spider, a food, drug, or vaccine.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

His face isnt swollen no. To tell you the truth. ... im at the vet right now...I decided to use the just ask service at twelve oclock last night... I was wondering whether to arrange an emergency visit to the vet... after over an hour waiting forva response. t. ..I gave up. First thing this morning ive taken him tothe vet so I dont think this service was worth my fourteen pounds.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 years ago.
I understand. Please contact***@******.*** to have your deposit refunded. There's no need to leave a rating.

Please disregard the info request.