Priority: High


  • Needs a veterinary appointment within 12 hours.
  • If it is after hours, closely monitor your dog.
  • If your dog’s condition worsens, seek emergency care.
  • If symptoms change, repeat and revise the Symptom Checker.

Symptom Considerations

  • Swelling in your dog’s face can be caused by different things (e.g. allergies, dental issues).
  • Some questions to prepare for:
    • How quickly did your dog’s face swell up?
    • Has this happened before?
    • Are there any other symptoms?
  • Your dog may need:
    • Treatment such as anti-inflammatories or fluids