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Sorry to hear of this with Harvey. The most likely cause of this swelling is an allergic reaction to a bite or sting (such as a wasp or bee sting). Other possible causes would include an abscess or salivary gland blockage.
If he seems OK in himself (bright interactive, normal breathing, pink gums), then we could try giving him a 4mg Piriton or 10mg certirzine tablet and seeing how he is in the morning.
If he seems distressed, lethergix, has noisy breathing at any point or the swelling persists then he should certainly be checked over by a vet ASAP.
I hope that answers your question?
You can purchase them from an all night pharmacy. There is nothing else I would advise giving him that you are likely to have at home.
OK. You can safely give him one of those every 24hrs
They can cause drowsiness though