Random Facial Swelling
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Random Facial Swelling

  1. #1
    Joey2804 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    4

    DefaultRandom Facial Swelling

    My (almost) 2 year old yellow lab, Kelsey, has been having some weird random facial swelling the last few days. It comes and goes very quickly. Some have been around her eyes, some on her snout and one of her ears had a couple of lumps in it (the floppy part, not inside the actual ear).

    They typically are gone within an hour or two. They are not painful and haven't changed her behaviour or anything like that.

    I'm thinking maybe allergic reaction? Some may have been facial trauma as it's quite icy here and we were out playing in a paddock covered with crackly snow on the weekend and she may have bumped her head a few times digging for stuff and running through the snow. But they've continued throughout the week too.

    She's on the same diet, same treats, same everything.

    Thoughts?
    Last edited by Joey2804; 02-01-2011 at 02:30 PM.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    tkeizer is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Posts
    1,468

    Default

    My first guess is an allergic reaction to something. My Aila had to go to the emergency hospital awhile back because, out of the blue, half her face swelled up to the size of a football. The doctor figured she was bitten by a spider or something like that. If Kelsey keeps having these random facial swelling episodes, I would definately make a vet appointment. Better safe than sorry.

  4. #3
    Joey2804 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    4

    Default

    We think we've narrowed it down to her scratching, as the areas around her face seem to bump up when she rubs/scratches them. It's really weird though.

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Snowco Labradors's Avatar
    Snowco Labradors is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Posts
    852

    Default

    Its not normal for an area to swell from scratching without an underlying issue/cause. I am thinking an allergic reaction too but its strange that it comes and goes so quickly.

    I would at least call and discuss it with your vet.

Similar Threads

  1. Eye Swelling
    By labloverX2 in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-09-2008, 01:23 PM
  2. When does the swelling go down?
    By scarletsmom in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-30-2007, 04:26 PM
  3. Puppy Facial Swelling- 2 weeks now- any ideas??
    By dakotas_mom in forum Lab Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-12-2006, 11:40 PM
  4. Allergic reaction and facial swelling!!!
    By dakotas_mom in forum Lab Health and Nutrition
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-03-2006, 03:54 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25