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 Post subject: Droopy Lip — How Worried Should I Be?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Oliver seems to have developed a somewhat droopy lip over the last day or so. On his right side, his lip is a bit...loose?

You can't even tell really by looking at him, but if I place my finger in his cheek, the left side feels rather tight (normal), but the right side feels much...looser. I only noticed because he seems to be drooling a little bit after he drinks (not normal).

There doesn't seem to be any droopy eyes, which I know often accompanies dogs with Horner's Syndrome.

Has anybody experienced anything like this? He is his usual, happy self...running about, playing with his toys, begging for treats, and gobbling down his dinner. The vet's first appointment is Tuesday, so we're booked for then. But of course, I'm a nervous wreck and Googling like a maniac.... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Droopy Lip — How Worried Should I Be?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Could he have gotten stung by a bee? My neighbor's dog used to try to catch them in his mouth until the one time he succeeded and got stung. I remember that his lip was puffy for a few days afterward. If you think it might be that, you could try a benadryl to see if it helps. :dk

Keep us posted on how your little buddy is doing.

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 Post subject: Re: Droopy Lip — How Worried Should I Be?
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A bee sting should make a cocker swell-up and look like a pug. That's what our first cocker looked like. Plus it could be deadly.

Hope it works out well.

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 Post subject: Re: Droopy Lip — How Worried Should I Be?
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Hope Oliver is doing better. I wonder if he could have Horners Syndrome. :dk


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 Post subject: Re: Droopy Lip — How Worried Should I Be?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:58 pm 
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Adam:

Have you checked his teeth and gums and do they all look ok? If it isn't that or a salivary gland, I vote for the insect bite/sting, too. It won't hurt to give him a Benedryl to see if it helps.

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