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Her face is swollen

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Swelling in a dog's face can be attributed to various factors such as allergic reactions, insect bites or stings, infections, or trauma. Given that your puppy is only 4 months old, it's crucial to monitor her closely. Here are a few steps you can take at home to help her:

First, check for any allergens or insect bites. Look for signs such as a visible sting or bite mark. If you suspect an insect bite, applying a cold compress to the swollen area can help reduce swelling and discomfort.

Next, ensure she is breathing normally. Swelling around the face can sometimes affect the airways, making it difficult for her to breathe, so this is an important aspect to monitor.

If you suspect an allergic reaction, try to identify and remove the potential allergen. Common allergens include certain foods, plants, or chemicals. Keeping her environment free from these potential triggers can help prevent further reactions.

Additionally, keep her hydrated and comfortable. Make sure she has access to fresh water and a quiet place to rest, which can aid in her recovery.

If you suspect an allergic reaction and she is not having trouble breathing, you might consider giving her a small dose of Benadryl (Diphenhydramine). The typical dose is 1 mg per pound of body weight, but it's crucial to consult with a veterinarian before administering any medication.

Since the swelling has persisted for a day, it's important to consult a veterinarian as soon as possible. Swelling in the face can sometimes indicate a more serious underlying issue that requires professional attention.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.