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Old 12-08-2007, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Last night Baxter started shaking his head and twitching his ears; he also tries to scratch his ears/face a lot. *This morning he woke up and his right side of this face was swollen a little bit around his muzzle and eye. *The swelling has gone down and he is eatting and playing, but he is still trying to scratch his face/ear and he keeps twitching his ears and shaking his head. *Any ideas? *I've been looking around and have seen a lot about allergies, but not much else. *I wanted to give it some time before I give him benadryl and if/when I do how much should I give him; he's only 7.5 lbs.

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Old 12-08-2007, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How old is he?? *At 7.5 lbs I am assuming VERY young. * *Also how long have your had him? *Did he recently do to the vet (when you got him) and get a complete check up? * *Could be a lot of things, from mites, to a bug bite. * *I would not give him anything until you consult your vet due to his weight.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't know what to think except the swelling and itching kinda sounds like something bit him??? Benadryl is 1 -2 mg/lb but I'm not sure about giving to such a little guy, maybe someone knows about that??? Sorry I'm not more help, hope he gets better soon.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It would be very hard to dose one so small with Benadryl and depending on the age it may not be a good thing to give it...I would also recommend having the ears checked....
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he's 8 weeks old. *I'm gonna keep an eye on him for now and see if it keeps occuring. *We have taken him to the vet and since they couldn't give him any shots at the time they took his temp and he was normal. *Thanks for the info. *I just wanted to feedback.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Did they look in his ears to rule out mites or yeast? * *Keep and eye on him, however if he does develop any more swelling best to take him in. * You do not want anything to swell in the face that can hinder *the airways.

Also if he continutes to be bothered by the (ears) best to swab the ear for mites, bacteria and yeast. * Common (yeast) in pups. * Good Luck!
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They didn't look at his ears when we took him in. *He was having some worms in his poop, so we took him in for that. *We go back next Friday for his full check-up/shots. *Can I swab his ears at home as a preventative measure?
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Oh yeah, there's nothing visible in his ears and they do not smell at all
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well the swelling is still gone, but Baxter's ears are still twitching every so often; a call to the vet is in *order.
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