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After work yesterday, Mace went out back and about a half hour later I noticed 2 spots where she threw up bile & grass. When I took her for her walk, I saw that her right eye was starting to swell. After we got back I checked the throw-up for signs of something, and saw a bunch of ants crawling all over it.

So the swelling seemed to disappear, and then lastnight before bed both of her eyes swelled almost shut. This morning they are a tiny bit better, but now her jowls/cheeks are puffy.

She's obviously having an allergic reaction to something. The ants maybe? I know I can give her benedryl, but I need to know the dosage. Pills or liquid form? Do you think this warrants me calling the vet and possibly taking her in? She's acting 100% normal.

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My sister gave her bulldog benedryl when she got bit by a spider. I am sure she gave her 1 pill. The she called the vet and took her in.

Get better Macy(puffyface) :)
 

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My vet suggested 25 mg per pound. My guys get 3 pills twice a day for allergies in their food. Does not make them drowsy though. Good luck.
 

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Give her one pill to start with and watch her to see if there is an improvement. If not, give a second one in an hour or so. Champ had a reaction like that once, not sure what caused it but I *think* it was from a wasp sting. The plain benedryl worked very well.
 

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I would get her to the vet. Especially if she's vomiting. She may not be able to hold any medication down if given orally. Keep us posted.
 

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My vet suggested 25 mg per pound. My guys get 3 pills twice a day for allergies in their food. Does not make them drowsy though. Good luck.
That's what my vet suggested, but if it is a severe reaction, you can double that dosage. Mace's face looks like Kodi's did a couple years ago when she got bit by something. The benedryl did not help enough and I had to take her to the evet for a shot and stronger pills

Kodi's reaction, which the vet said warranted the double dose (keeping in mind I am not a vet nor do I play on on t.v.)
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Missy, she threw up yesterday, I'm guessing she ate some grass that had ants in it and threw them up. We have tons and tons of ants this year for some reason. She hasn't thrown up since.

I'm sitting here at work, worried that she's home and her throat will swell next. Possible? :(
 

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Missy, she threw up yesterday, I'm guessing she ate some grass that had ants in it and threw them up. We have tons and tons of ants this year for some reason. She hasn't thrown up since.

I'm sitting here at work, worried that she's home and her throat will swell next. Possible? :(
Did you give her any meds at all?
 

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Missy, she threw up yesterday, I'm guessing she ate some grass that had ants in it and threw them up. We have tons and tons of ants this year for some reason. She hasn't thrown up since.

I'm sitting here at work, worried that she's home and her throat will swell next. Possible? :(
Not wanting to worry you, but I might worry about that...but I am a worry wort. I would think though that that would have happened quicker?
 

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Did you give her any meds at all?
No, nothing at all. ****. I can't leave work right now either. I think I'll run home at lunchtime.
 

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Amy, how was her character this morning? if she was her normal bouncy self, i'd think that she already "peaked" the allergic reaction.
 

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Amy, how was her character this morning? if she was her normal bouncy self, i'd think that she already "peaked" the allergic reaction.
She was perfectly normal, thank God. Ate normal, bounced around waiting for Dad to take her for a walk, ran around with Frankie playing bitey-face before I left.

Karen, how did Kodi act when she had the swollen eye. Was her character perfectly normal, too?

I didn't see any bite marks on her, but then again she's got alot of hair.
 

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Kaylie's had three reactions like that, and needed a shot of the strongest antihistamine the vet had. Benadryl wasn't enough - even then, it took several days for all the swelling to go down. I'd get her to the vet tonight.
 

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Amy, my friends GSD recently ate a bee. He was down, out cold within 20 minutes. Given the hours that have already passed, and her actions this morning, i'd think she is ok. I know how worrisome it is. If you can, run home at lunch and check or give benedryl if she is still swollen.
 

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Amy, my friends GSD recently ate a bee. He was down, out cold within 20 minutes.
Oh man! :( Macy ate a carpenter bee last year, threw it up immediately and was sick for the next 24 hours throwing up constantly. No swelling that time, though.
 

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She was perfectly normal, thank God. Ate normal, bounced around waiting for Dad to take her for a walk, ran around with Frankie playing bitey-face before I left.

Karen, how did Kodi act when she had the swollen eye. Was her character perfectly normal, too?

I didn't see any bite marks on her, but then again she's got alot of hair.
Ya she acted normal. That picture was taken after about 12 hours of dosing her with benedryl pretty heavy and it still did not make a difference. She was a bit quieter than normal, but should have been considering the amount of benedryl she had gotten. If you go home at lunch and she is not better, I'd get her to a vet. If for no other reason than peace of mind.

Remember also that future bites are apt to be worse
 

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I have given Buck Benedryl for allergy reactions. Usually, I just give him one regular pill and see how it goes.

He has been on Benedryl on Vet's orders too and during that I was told give him 2 pills and it worked.

I'd give her one pill if you don't talk to the vet first.
 
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