We took Topaz to the vet on Thursday for a blood draw to check his Potassium Bromide levels and to get a heartworm test…both were fine…we also had the vet look at a swollen spot on his face to see if it was a tooth issue or what. Topaz was SO worked up by the time we got to the vet that it was dam near impossible to get the muzzle on him, let alone examine him in any way. So the vet said to watch it.
We did and today we noticed that half of his face (the same side) is swollen, so we mulled it around a bit but then gave him Benadryl to see if that would help. I thought it was a bug bite because it swelled up so quickly and the dogs had just came in from outside. Plus, he’s acting completely normal and not favoring it or anything.
Well, there has been no change, so we’re going to take him into the vet and see what’s going on.
Our appointment is at 8:00pm, the vet is doing emergency surgery right now so we have to wait till then. Gives me a chance to get ready and we’re going to try to give him some Valium an hour before we are to leave and see if that helps him calm down any…it didn’t before, but we maybe didn’t give it enough time to kick in before. Hopefully it will work this time and calm him down!
Pictures of his face:
Will definitely update…