Dog Facial Swelling: Causes and Treatment
Can You Prevent Facial Swelling?
Some causes of facial swelling can be prevented and some cannot. Here are some suggestions for prevention and early detection of problems:
- To reduce the chances your dog will deal with an abscess from a puncture wound, avoid giving your dog hard bones, and be sure to supervise all play with other dogs.
- Have your pets checked by a veterinarian if you think they have allergies. As with people, preventing exposure to the allergen is often the best treatment.
- To catch tumors early, examine your dog's mouth once a month. If you see swelling or a growth, or if your dog's mouth smells bad, talk to your veterinarian.