Not long home from work to discover my little B has a swollen face and eye. Husband has been with her most of the day but didn't notice a thing! Typical! She won't let me open her mouth. I don't think it is an abscess as she seems to be eating OK. I think she may have been stung in the mouth by a was or bee or similar. I have given her arnica. I called the vets to ask if I could give her an anti histamine. I only have Piritize and Tesco own make Loratadine. The vets would not advise as they are unfamiliar with these drugs. The Piriteze is unsuitable for children under 12 and contains Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10mg. The Loratadine is 10mg. Can anyone tell me if I can give one of these to my girl and if so, how much would I give her? I live too far away from the vet/chemist to get her anything tonight. I said I would see how she went through the night and take her to vets in morning if necessary.
Any help urgently and gratefully received.