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What is Nasal Discharge?

If your dog is showing other symptoms such as increased body temperature, lack of appetite, excessive sleepiness, or other abnormal behavior, you should see a veterinarian right away. In most cases, nasal discharge is found to be an allergy or upper respiratory infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Less frequently, lower respiratory issues can involve the bronchi or trachea.

Other causes such as dental disease, neoplasia, trauma, foreign bodies in the nasal passage, and fungal infection are not as common, but possible. Nasal infections and other upper respiratory infections affect brachycephalic (flat-faced) dogs more than others. Some of these dogs include Shih Tzus, Pugs, French or English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Pekingese.

Nasal discharge is a common condition in dogs, and may not be a condition at all. Some dogs just get runny noses once in awhile. However, if your dog’s nose is any color besides clear or if he has other symptoms or has a hard time breathing, you should make an appointment for your dog to see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Nasal discharge may be caused by allergies, respiratory virus (parainfluenza, adenovirus, or distemper), parasitic infestation, or even dental problems.

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Symptoms of Nasal Discharge in Dogs

The signs of nasal discharge in dogs vary depending on the cause of the discharge. Many dogs can have a runny nose for no reason whatsoever at times and you may not even notice anything except a wet nose. In that case, there is no need to contact a veterinary professional. However, you should make an appointment if your dog also has any of these symptoms:

  • Wet, runny nose for longer than 24 hours
  • Red, swollen or puffy eyes
  • Loud breathing
  • Panting
  • Bad breath
  • Rubbing or pawing at nose and face
  • Head shaking
  • Trouble breathing through nose
  • Coughing
  • Appetite loss
  • Agitation
  • Depression
  • General malaise

 Types

The type of nasal discharge can be helpful in determining the condition so you should tell the veterinarian if your dog’s runny nose looks like any of these:

  • Hemorrhagic (bloody) is usually caused by trauma or dental disease
  • Serous (watery, thin, clear) is usually just an allergy
  • Mucous (thick) may be yellow or white and is accompanied by inflammation
  • Purulent (green or yellow) is usually caused by bacterial infections
  • Constant or intermittent
  • Both nostrils involved or just one

Causes of Nasal Discharge in Dogs

  • Allergies usually do not cause any other symptoms besides clear nasal discharge, runny eyes, sneezing, and coughing; this condition usually happens seasonally from allergens like pollens, grass, or mold
  • Infections are usually more noticeable due to the color of the discharge (yellow or green) and the other symptoms such as malaise, fever, and general ill behavior
  • Foreign bodies can include anything from a stick to a rock, or even a bug or other strange items
  • Tumors usually only occur in older dogs that are over eight years of age. There is usually a bloody discharge and deformity, weight loss, and overall weakness

Diagnosis of Nasal Discharge in Dogs

To diagnose nasal discharge in dogs, your veterinarian will need to do a complete physical examination including vital signs, weight, general coat condition, palpation, and auscultation. In addition, a sample of the discharge will be taken for microscopic evaluation and cultures. The veterinarian may also use an endoscope to look into your dog’s airway through the nasal passage. Your dog will be under general anesthesia for this examination. Also, laboratory tests will be performed such as a urinalysis, fecal exam, and blood tests. Finally, chest x-rays will be done to check the lungs and the veterinarian may also want to get a CT scan, ultrasound, and MRI if needed.

Treatment of Nasal Discharge in Dogs

The treatment for nasal discharge will first include oxygen therapy if your dog is having trouble breathing. Further treatment depends on the cause of the condition.

Allergies

Allergies are usually treated with antihistamines, corticosteroids, and eliminating the allergen as much as possible.

Infections

Bacterial infection is usually treated with antibiotics, fungal infection is treated with antifungals, and parasites are treated with anti-parasitic medication. If your dog has pneumonia or another serious lung infection, the veterinarian may decide to keep him overnight for breathing treatments and observation.

Foreign Body

Depending on the item in your dog’s nasal passage and how far it is embedded in his nose, the veterinarian will try to remove it with a clamp. However, in some cases, surgical removal is necessary.

Tumor

While uncommon, a tumor in a dog’s nasal passage is usually malignant (cancer). The treatment is surgical removal of the tumor, followed by chemotherapy.

Recovery of Nasal Discharge in Dogs

Most cases of nasal discharge have excellent prognoses. However, if your dog has a malignant tumor, the chance for survival past one year is low. The sooner you get treatment the better, so it is always important to see the veterinarian right away if your dog has a bloody discharge from the nose.

Nasal Discharge Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Sofie
Pug
9 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Arthritis, snoring, bad breath

My dog has experienced clear (and sometimes not clear) mucosal, gelatinous-consistency nasal discharges. She also spends a lot a of time clearing her throat trying to get it out. The same way we do when we have a nasal drip on the back of our throats. We took her to the vet and he prescribed her antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicine. It helped a bit, but not much and has not gone away. It's been 18 months and the vet has not found anything in her blood work. What are your thoughts regarding over the counter antihistamines for her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Over the counter products like Benadryl (dosed at 1mg/lb up to three times per day) may be used if allergies are suspected; if Sofie is currently on any other medication or has had a reaction to any other medication, you should clear the use of Benadryl with your Veterinarian first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Moose
Husky lab
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

I have a 5 month old husky lab. She had her Bortadella vaccine through the nose 4 days ago. Today I noticed yellow mucus from that same nostril. Shes acting normal, appetite normal. I have obly heard her reverse sneeze maybe 2 times a day since the vaccine. I havent noticed her cough at all. Could it be the vaccine that irritated her nose or an infection? Thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sneezing and nasal discharge may occur after the administration of the Bordetella vaccine, you should keep a close eye on Moose over the next few days and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/wellness/can-dogs-get-kennel-cough-from-the-vaccine

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Dalgomie
english dog
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lost appetite
lost appetite green mucus in his nose

Good day. Im Cricelle i have a pet dog, named Dalgomie. He is very special to us. But one of these days he became sick. He lost his appetite. He cant stand or walk. I know his sick but i dont know what is it. He also have a green liquid on his both nostrils and also in his eyes. What sick he have? Please help me. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Green nasal discharge and a loss of appetite may be attributable to an upper respiratory tract infection which in turn may cause weakness. Feeding with warm wet food (like you would warm up baby food) may encourage a little appetite and Dalgomie would most likely require antibiotics from their Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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lucky
English hound dog
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Weakness
yellow snot
Sneezing

Medication Used

Cephalexin

my new dog has sneezing,runny nose,yellow snot from nose. we just got him 5 days ago.he was also neutered 5 days ago,and given antibiotics. the sneezing started before we gave him the antibiotics.he was just sneezing up until today.now his nose is dripping,and he's not eating as much.he is getting weak.how is he sick? even though we're giving him antibiotics?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Lucky may have larger problems than just a nasal infection, such as pneumonia or another respiratory problem, and some bacteria are resistant to some antibiotics. If he is not getting better after 5 days, it would be a good idea to have a recheck for him, as he may need further treatment.

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Buddy
Boarde collie
14 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Nose

My dog Buddy a 14 year old boarder border collie with diabetes has been sniffing for the last two weeks. I have taken him to the vet 3 times already. His one nostril is closed and eye on the same side.He is on antibiotics and they looked like they were working but then I noticed his nose closed again and his eyes had puss in them. I called the vet and he changed the medication and told me to continue. So I followed his view because he has been my vet for 3 dog and I trust him. A few days later I look at buddy and his 2nd eye lids are up. I rushed him back down and now he is on 3 different antibiotics. Eye drops and two different pill types. He is eating,Drinking and going to the bathroom. I'm asking on here just incase anyone has an idea of what is going on.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Some causes for those signs might be a resistant infection, a fungal infection, or a growth or tumor in the nasal passages. Buddy may need further diagnostics, such as x-rays, a culture, or endoscopy to determine the cause of his problems. I'm not sure what medication he is on, but it sounds like your veterinarian is doing a good job treating for general things, and may just need your permission to do further testing at this point. I hope that all goes well for him.

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M&M
Rat Terrier
11 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

My 11 year old Rat terrier has been to the vet several times already and the problem as not been resolved. He started coughing and has yellow/greenish discharge along with white discharge in his eyes.Hes been a health dog up until now and this just came on suddenly. The vet suspected heart failure because he had fluid on his lungs and it appeared his heart was enlarged. He was put on antibiotics/lasix and heart meds. He improved for about 4 days and by the 5th day started getting down again with major discharge/coughing/dehydrated and no appetite at all. he sleeps most of the day and I have to force him to drink pedialyte to keep him hydrated. Im at a lose as to what to do,He has all the symptoms of the canine flu, could that be what he has?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without being able to examine M&M, I have a hard time commenting on what might be going on with her. If he hasn't had any lab work done, he may need to have that to assess his overall systemic condition. He may need a recheck to determine if his heart medications are working or if they need to be adjusted. If you are not sure of your veterinarian's diagnosis, it never hurts to ask them about it, or to seek a second opinion. I hope that he is okay.

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Bandit
German Shepherd Dog
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

orange snot

My dog keeps having orange discharge from his right nostril. I've been away from home for school so I haven't gotten to take a look at him until now. Apparently he's been having some discharge since end of November. He was taken to the vet and given allergy meds, but they didn't seem to help much. He's eating normally but a lot less active than usual. Sometimes it sounds like he's trying to blow his nose. I tried to use some steam from hot water to help him breathe, but not sure if that helped either.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. He should be seen by your veterinarian for a recheck, as he may be having more complicated problems with that nostril. Dogs do develop growths and infections in their sinus cavities, and he may need an x-ray of his skull to rule out any other problems. He may also need a different anti-histamine, but your veterinarian would need to examine him to determine the best course of action.

I'm going thru this with my dog Nitro. The vet even took an xray still not sure he is on antibiotics and a sreriod he is a little better but not much. He has labored breathing and pink stocky stringlike discharge from one notral white dischargefrfom one eye. He is very inactive. Don't know what to do

I took my dog back to the vet a second time and they put him on antibiotics and some steroids. He's been on them for almost a month now, but has not gotten better.

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Tooter
Chihuahua
10 Days
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

Medication Used

Aventi clav

Dog is being treated for respiratory infection and has been on antibiotics for 1 week. He has 1 week left to the treatment, however the nasal mucus/discharge has gotten worse. Is this a sign that the infection is getting better and the mucus is just leave his lungs?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Tooter, I can't say for sure, but I would expect the discharge to be getting better after one week of antibiotics. I'm not sure what his other signs were, or if he was having trouble breathing, but if he is having trouble breathing, he should be seen today for a recheck. If he is breathing well and seems comfortable and is eating otherwise, you should have him rechecked tomorrow to see why the discharge isn't getting better. Depending on what his diagnosis was and what his signs were, he may benefit from nebulization or coupage therapy to help clear the mucus from his lungs - you can talk to your veterinarian about that, and whether it will help. I hope that he improves!

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Karma
Mix
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

wet cough,

Medication Used

Dasaquin
Azothiaprine
prednisone

My mixed breek Australian Shepherd has IMPA but is managed with small doses of Prednisone and Azathioprine. Since last November she has had a very wet fluid like sound in her lungs and she coughs through the phlegm and almost purrs sometimes as she lays down and it builds up. She will occasionally cough out a very thick but very clear clump of the mucus. She has always beena sneezy dog but we cannot determine where this is coming from. We have tried antibiotics which seem to help but it doesn't go away completely. Her activity level and demeanor is good/average to mildly lethargic.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there is improvement with antibiotics, if just for a short time, you should consider having culture and sensitivity testing done just to check for potential infections; I cannot think of anything else to suggest in this case (in relation to immune-mediated polyarthritis) unfortunately. You may think about consulting a Specialist to get their take on the phlegm and clumps which are coming up. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lilly
Golden retriever/yellow lab mix
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

My dog has experienced (clear) mucosal, gelatinous-consistency nasal discharges for more than two years. We had surgery performed on her nasal passages about 18 months ago. The problem went away for a short time following surgery but, over the past year, has returned and now is as bad as ever. She will paw at her nose on rare occasions but we have not noticed any other symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Lily's ongoing problem may have something to do with what was found during her surgery, and if any biopsies were taken. If the problem is recurring, it would be best to follow up with her veterinarian, as they know her history and possible causes for the recurrence. I hope that she is okay.

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Bentley
Leonberger
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Green discharge

My dog has a thick green nasel discharge, he hasn’t lost his appetite and is still interested in playing. He had a slight cough as if he was clearing his throat, which has now gone and the runny nose has now started.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nasal discharge like you are describing may be caused by an infection, foreign body and dental issues; you would need to visit your Veterinarian for an examination to confirm and to receive antibiotics if required based on their findings. I cannot recommend any at home treatment for this. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Paco
Jack Russell Terrier
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Runny, pink mucus

My senior pup has had a horrible cough for a few days. It got better and now he is sneezing a lot. It started with clear mucus but now it seems a little pink. I'm worried it is blood. What can this be? He is eating normal, just hasn't wanted to play much.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. I'm sorry that he is having this problem. Given his age, it would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian. They may want to take some x-rays to make sure that his lungs and heart are okay. I hope that he is okay.

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smokey
lab/chow
3 Months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My puppy just got shot and fixed about 10 days ago.... About 4 days now he has been sneezing and blowing out snot out his nose. Ive been letting him go outside a little. Could this be a cold or allergies ?What can I give him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that allergies, a small infection or side effect of the vaccinations would cause some nasal discharge; if the discharge is clear you should keep an eye on him but if it is white, yellow or any other colour you should visit your Veterinarian. Foreign objects, chemical irritation, dental issues (probably too young for this) among other causes may lead to nasal discharge. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jazzy
German Shepherd Dog
10
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My GSD, Jazzy, has a clear, watery discharge from both nostrils; no blood, no fever, no eye discharge, occ sneezing, some snorting (reverse sneezing maybe?), mouth breathing. No distortion of her nose or muzzle, no pawing at her nose. I was able to hear mucus moving around in her nose/sinuses? when she breathed - that seemed to stop/let up for two days - now it's back as bad as when it started. This started sudden onset one month ago - it hasn't gotten worse than the first day it started, but varies in intensity - seems to get better than back to being 'worse'. Jazzy is my constant companion so I'm very aware of onset/symptoms. We live on a farm - foxes, rabbits, skunks, voles, mice around. No difference in appetite, drinking, urinating, bowel movements. I've cut back on our walks due to this, but otherwise she seems 'normal'. I've been using a humidifier at night for her - but the sound of mucus moving in nose is back, so doesn't seem to be helping. She's very itchy also - found now red tumors/spots, no fleas, no hot spots - nothing. Just scratches a lot - seems to go along with the nose, but might be dry skin. thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Clear nasal discharge may be caused by a few different causes which may include allergies, irritants, infections (usually thick and purulent), parasites, foreign objects, tumours among other causes. You could try Jazzy on Benadryl 1mg/lb three times per day to see if there is any improvement in the nose or skin; humidifying the air is a good starting point to help loosen any mucus but an underlying cause needs to be determined. Try to think if you are using anything different at home or on the farm which may be causing some irritation to Jazzy, may be something which you started using before the symptoms started. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Domino
Hava-Malt
11 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
Breathing Difficulty
congestion
mucus
Coughing

Hi Wag Walking, my dog appears to have been sick for quite some time. Starting last November, my dog started to have what seemed to be a stuffed up nose. It was very mild and it would just cause some sneezing at times. After a month or two, it progressed to sneezing, a runny nose, and a hacking cough. We took him to the vet and they did X-Rays and tests but did not find anything for sure so they put him on a round of antibiotics. When that did not work he was put on a second round. Neither did any good. There was awhile around the end of March where he appeared to be getting better, but it has progressed again and now it is a constant snotty nose and troubled breathing. Along with that, the hacking cough is starting to come back as he is trying to avoid breathing with his nose. Please help!!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Domino may benefit from endoscopy to see what is going on with his nasal passages, as he may have a resistant infection, a growth, or a fungal disease. It is hard to see inside the skull with x-rays sometimes, and endoscopy provides a way to visualize the tissues and get samples for pathology if needed. If your veterinarian is not able to perform that procedure, they should be able to refer you to a clinic that has the capabilities. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Buttercup
Doodle
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

My 4 month old miniature doodle has thick yellowish discharge coming out of one nostril, will not eat and doesn't have her normal energy. What can I do? .........................................................................................

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A thick yellow discharge coming from the nose would normally indicate an infection, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and a course of antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Otis
hound mix
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Our 4m hound mix rescue has a runny nose with cloudy mucous. We brought him home one week ago. I noticed his blanket has cloud stains all over. Just sitting in the family room, I see he has a runny nose with cloudy/milky colored drainage. Could this be as simple as a cold. Concerned because we have two other babies (dogs) in the house.
—He is mild tempered, and eats well. Doesn’t appear to be feverish. Solid stools, urinates as normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Puppies are prone to bacterial or viral infections, and he may need medical treatment since it seems that he has a fair amount of discharge, and it is cloudy. It is good that he is acting normally otherwise, but it would probably be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian to make sure that he is okay.

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Batman
Labrador
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nasal Discharge

My dog has this nasal discharge for how many days now with blood in one side of his nose. Then he loss some appetite. And puffy red eyes. And also difficult in breathing sometimes. The only medical intervention I've tried is puting icepack near his nose bridge and giving him dextrose mixed with water.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Batman should be seen by a veterinarian to have his nose looked at try to determine what might be going on. He may have an infection, a fungal disease, or a tumor that needs attention. I hope that he is okay.

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ilea
Cocker Spaniel
5 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Running Nose

Hello i have a 5 months old cocker she keeps on coughing sometimes gags she had diarriah acouple of days ago but t started to get better she threw up transparent liquid few times and she has a runny white boogers . But she is playful and eats very well .

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Ilea is coughing, vomiting and having diarrhea, it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian. There are many contagious diseases that puppies are prone to, and many of them do require treatment. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Jeter
Labrador Retriever
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Pee
Gag
Mucous

My dog is gagging , runny nose of yellow green mucous, pees a lot. The vet thought it was allergy or urinanry infection. However the antibiotics didnt do much. He is 11 years old. However he still eats and loves to go for a walk. I don’t know if it’s a bad allergy or something is stuck in his throat or nose or if there is an infection . Please help thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Yellow to green nasal discharge may be due to an infection either primary or secondary to something else like a foreign body or tooth root abscess; allergies normally present with a clear discharge which may be watery or thick. Without examining Jeter, I cannot say whether the cause is infectious (most likely something going on), foreign object, parasites, allergies, dental issues, other irritation (cleaning products etc…) among other causes. I would suggest taking a swab of the nasal discharge and sending it for culture and sensitivity. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lauren
Border Collie
15 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Green discharge in nose

Lauren has Arthritis, recently diagnosed early stage Kidney disease & middle stage Dementia, Cataracts also recently diagnosed, & hyperthyroidism all these symptoms developed in very short space of time. We have tried to keep a good routine for Lauren with gentle simulated activities & she seems to be coping well, but over the last few weeks she is unhappy about going out front door for walks or to go in the car etc, she’s happier in the back garden, but over the last couple of days she has developed green mucus from one nostril & been sneezing more green mucus since last night. Lauren is too senior with the above mentioned health problems to go through evasive procedures with potential anaesthetic, but our vet (understandably) will NOT treat or diagnose without doing further tests. We are in a dilemma as tests could severely stress her (as any changes does) due to dementia, or she could pass away during any procedures etc. We love our girl with all our heart & soul, but feel that we are letting her down. Her diet is slow & iffy because of the dementia so unable to say whether this green discharge is affecting her eating. Would appreciate any advice please even if it’s reassurance. Thank you warmest regards Beth & Lauren. X

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Sometimes, with dogs in Lauren's situation, we try benign treatments to see if we can help the situation, knowing that we are making educated guesses without further testing. Lauren may have an infection or inflammation in her nostril, and it would seem reasonable to me to try antibiotics and/or anti-inflammatory medications to see if they can help her. That is something that you can discuss with your veterinarian, or perhaps seek a second opinion to make sure that everything possible is being done. I hope that she is okay.

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zues
Pug
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

tired sleepy slight loss of weight

my dog has kind of a white crust around one of his nostrils, what does this usually mean?
hes been on some medication for a cough a few weeks ago that has now stopped. i stopped the medication and seen the vets right away when he started peeing in the house and having diearea.
hes still hungry as can be but his regular food he has refused it even top dressed with wet food.
hes going to the vets tomorrow but ide like a rough idea what of it could be?

his eye are a little red and the vet prescribed me reactine. i have only given him half a tablet and not near as much as the vets prescribed. they have given him prednisone reactine and benelin dry cough.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Zeus has an upper respiratory tract infection and the discharge is drying around the opening of the nose, these infections may also affect the eye on the same side as the discharge. If Zeus is refusing food, this may be caused by a dental issue which has extended up to the nasal cavity; however your Veterinarian will be able to tell you specifically what it is when they examine him tomorrow. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailey
Pomeranian
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

discomfort

My dog went in for a hair ball in her stomach/intestines surgery last Monday, when I saw her 1/2 hour after surgery she had blood coming out or around her nose. Vet said it was probably some spit up or splash from surgery. Well I picked up my dog on Thursday and she seems like she has a cold (really bad at night breathing) and there is bloody discharge since thursday though today (Monday) They put her on antibiotics and did a chest xray but it is not getting better. I'm so upset as they are saying she was congested when I brought her in and acting like they didn't see blood water coming out of her all this time! She has no other symptoms considering her stomach has stiches going all the way down (she is jumping, eating etc) However, Its worst at night she breaths fast and snores and sneezes. Help!

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Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure the reason for the blood coming from around her nose, but she was probably intubated during the surgery, and she may have had some minor trauma from that. Since your veterinarian knows more details about her surgery and what might be going on with her, it would be best to follow up with them - she may need repeat xrays to evaluate her chest and airways. I hope that she recovers uneventfully.

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Wickett
Cocker Spaniel
13 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Gagging
very clear and milky and very water

Medication Used

just finished antibiotics

My dog is 13 yrs old. She has had her nose removed from squamous cell carcinoma.it started 1 yr ago and had it removed 8months ago. she also has Cushing's disease .vet suspected that cancer came back month ago. we started to try RSO.So far so good but she has very watery clear/milky discharge. she took antibiotics for it and no change. also she try's to clear throat like we would if we had nasal drip. She also has greenish discharge from her eye's and off and on eating and drinking. Don't think its uper respiratory infection/ and discharge only only happens after we administer the RSO Rick Simpson Oil ( Cannabis oil)then as oil wears off the drainage decreases. We are unable to get any tests to see if the cancer has returned there is no symptoms like bloody discharge or sneezing or pawing at face. We cant take to vet cause cant afforded it after 10 grand in surgery and medications.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1385 Recommendations
I'm not sure what your question is regarding Wickett, but it sounds like the cancer may be affecting her nasal passages from your description. Some dogs do need periodic antibiotics when they are battling cancer, as the tissues can become necrotic and infected.

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