Hello everyone! Two weeks ago my 8 year old German shepherd woke up with a swelling under her right eye. I’ll try to attach a photo I took. Her eyes have been very weepy and really bloodshot since we’ve moved to a different county, as a matter of fact, our allergies have been horrible as well! Her nose is runny too. I took her to her new vets office that day, and had a ridiculous appointment. The vet did notice that Indy’s back leg was swollen too, but didn’t try to figure out way, she just told me what edema is. Then she attempted to look inside Indy’s mouth to see if a tooth looked infected. She looked for not even a second and Indy snarled at her, showing her shark teeth....the vet quick stopped, and said, “oh is she smiling at me?” I said, ummmm, that’s not a smile! Indy has never bitten anyone but she will show her teeth when we cut her nails or try to look in her mouth. The vet stopped everything, did no other assessment, and said she probably has an infected tooth that needed to be pulled. Before I knew it, she left, and I was handed a paper for surgery to clean her teeth and pull any infected tooth they saw. She did give me an antibiotic and anti inflammatory med for her. I took her home and watched her like crazy to see if she was having any symptoms of a painful tooth. She has NO signs of a toothache. She’s eating fine, she even handed me a bone and was chomping on it with both sides of her teeth that night, really hard. I don’t see any inflammation in her mouth. Since then, the swelling is gone, but we really don’t know what it really is or if it will return. I cancelled her surgery and will not go back to that particular vet. I’m giving her benedryl for the past three days, and it really seems to be clearing up her eyes and runny nose. Could that swelling have been sinus related? Like a pocket of mucous?
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