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What is Nose Bleed?

If your dog suddenly begins to bleed from the nose, remain calm. It is of equal importance to keep your pet quiet and relaxed in order to prevent the nose from bleeding more intensely. You may put an icepack on the bridge of your dog’s nose to slow down or stop the flow of blood. Contact your vet promptly to schedule an appointment. Trauma to the snout or an upper respiratory infection can cause the nose to bleed. Your pet may also have an underlying problem such as a tumor; taking your pet to the veterinarian is important.

Nose bleed in dogs (epistaxis) is a severe outflow of blood from the nostril, nasopharynx or nasal cavity. Immediate veterinary care is recommended to diagnose the cause quickly.

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Symptoms of Nose Bleed in Dogs

  • Slow drips or a continuous flow of blood from your dog’s nose
  • Continuous pawing at nose
  • Vomit (unusual dark color)
  • Swelling
  • The appearance of the skin around the nose
  • New, unusual behavior, such as increased whining or crying but on most occasions a bloody nose may be the only noticeable symptom and should be better inspected by an veterinarian.

Causes of Nose Bleed in Dogs

There can be numerous probable causes for epistaxis, which must ruled out to ensure the health of your dog:

  • Mild or severe trauma to the snout
  • High blood pressure
  • Dental disease
  • Presence of a tumor
  • Coagulation problem
  • The presence of a foreign body lodged in the nose
  • Certain cancers
  • Ingestion of rat poison
  • Fungal infection
  • Certain tick-borne diseases
  • Issues with blood proteins.

Diagnosis of Nose Bleed in Dogs

Your veterinarian will begin to diagnose the reason why your pet has bleeding from the nose after acquiring and evaluating your dog’s recent medical history. She will inquire about medications your pet may be taking and whether you have noticed any unusual bleeding prior to this event. If there has been a trauma to your dog’s nose, advise the veterinarian. Other information to relay would be if you have used any poisons or pesticides in your yard, or whether your dog has been exposed to any rodents recently. Your veterinarian will also want to know if the stools have been normal.

An examination will include checking the appearance of the area around the nose and the gums. Your veterinarian will look for evidence of pain or facial swelling, and check the condition of the eyes, looking for redness or abnormalities.

Your veterinarian will order a CBC (complete blood count) to check for anemia along with other potential issues, such as organ damage. She may want to do a radiograph (x-ray) to look for evidence of internal bleeding. Swabbing of the nasal passages will determine if there is infection present. Other tests, such as MRI or bone marrow analysis may be required, depending on findings from the initial examination.

Treatment of Nose Bleed in Dogs

Treatment will begin with returning your pet to a better immediate state of health. Ensuring that your dog can breathe properly and has not lost too much blood are two important considerations. Treatment for blood loss if the pulse is weak may be required. Upon leaving the clinic, you will be asked to carefully monitor your pet’s activity levels, appetite and general demeanor over the coming days.

The most common causes for a nose bleed are trauma and infection. If either one of these is found to be the case, antibiotics will be prescribed.

Treatment will vary depending on the underlying cause of the nose bleed. If your pet is suffering from a fungal infection, nasal aspiration and antifungal medication will be necessary. If a foreign object is lodged in the nose, the prognosis is good once the object has been removed. Other illnesses such as a tumour, cancer or tick borne illness will require more invasive investigation and treatment.

Recovery of Nose Bleed in Dogs

Successful recovery and management for your pet depends upon the origin of the nose bleed. Complete cessation of the epistaxis, continued normal vital signs, and the return to usual behaviors are the desired goals.

Dental issues, infection, and the removal of a foreign object all allow for a favorable recovery. If there is the diagnosis of an underlying illness that continues to progress, the recovery will be more difficult and treatment will be more extensive. The possibility of an illness progressing to an untreatable stage exists also. For example, the presence of a tumor or cancerous growth in the nasal cavity or skull can give the diagnosis of low to impossible resolution.

Nose Bleed Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Bhear
Black lab and border collie
11 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Clingy
Strange behavior
Cluster seizures

My dog is a 11 year old male black lab. For two weeks now he's been having constant nose bleeds, and today he started having cluster seizures. The first one lasted 3 min the second about 1 min. The vets been closed because of the holidays.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous causes for nosebleeds and seizures in dogs including poisoning, infections, tumours, immune-mediated disease, parasites, liver disease, clotting disorders, allergic reaction or trauma. Due to the varied number of conditions, a physical examination would be required along with blood tests and possibly x-rays and rhinoscopy in order to narrow down the possible number of diagnoses. Until you can visit your Veterinarian, make sure he remains hydrated and is eating as well as monitoring any seizures he has; take note of duration, frequency, behaviour before seizure, responsiveness during seizure and whether there is any incontinence as this information would be useful in the diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I am 54 years old and I was told I had COPD 7 years ago. I immediately quit smoking, but as the years pass by my condition got significantly worse, and I started having serious attacks. I used to be able to exercise, but it became so hard because I`m constantly out of breath. My pulmonologist started me on oral steroids to help control symptoms and minimize further damage but my symptoms never stopped getting worse. In January this year, my pulmonologist and I decided to go with natural treatment and was introduced to NewLife Herbal Clinic natural organic COPD Herbal formula, i had a total decline of symptoms with this COPD Herbal formula treatment. The infections, shortness of breath, fatigue, dry cough and other symptoms has subsided. Visit NewLife Herbal Clinic official website ww w. newlifeherbalclinic. com or email [email protected] newlifeherbalclinic. com.


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Since my dog is bleeding from past 4 days . Dr. Are tried their best with all required medicine but it's still bleeding . As per dr . It could be teak fever ,but still can't stop the blood .

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DJ
Pomeranian
18 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

I have an 18 year old Pomeranian who was diagnosed 8 years ago with an enlarged heart and COPD. He is also mostly blind and deaf. He has been dealing with those conditions considerably well and the vet is amazed of how he has accomodated his condition. In September he had an abcessed tooth which the vet treated with antibiotic since they do not recommend using anesthesia because of how bad his lungs are. While he was examined they found also he has a tumor in his mouth. They don't know if it is cancerous or not without surgery. He has lost some weight because he has some issues eating. In the last week I found blood on his bed and on my bed. He is bleeding from his nose. Is this because of the tumor or is this something else. He sneezes alot now besides coughing all the time due to the COPD. I have exhausted all meds for his cough.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Given DJ’s age and pre-existing conditions, the cause of the nose bleeding may be due to complications from the abscessed tooth, the tumour in the mouth may (emphasis on may) have grown into the nasal cavity possibly causing bleeding and excessive (or regular) sneezing can lead to blood vessel fragility causing the nose to bleed. Other causes of nosebleeds include low blood platelets, infections, trauma, foreign bodies or toxins and poisons. Without examining DJ, I would be unable to determine the exact cause; I would advise visiting your Veterinarian since DJ is in old age and his current conditions don’t help to narrow down a diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Diamond
Australian Cattle
12 1/2
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezes blood

My dogs nose bleeds when she sneezes. I have done reach and it's seems she has infection. She had no other systems, no poisons, no cleaning products she inhaled. The air runs where she sleeps. I think it caused her to have respitory issues.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes of nosebleeding when sneezing including infection, chemicals, poisoning, foreign objects, tumours / polyps, dental problems among other causes. There are a few different causes, your Veterinarian would need to check Diamond to determine whether the cause is an infection or not before prescribing antibiotics; I cannot prescribe any prescription medicine since I haven’t physically examined Diamond. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Silky
6years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Out of Breath

Hi hi Dr. My dog is 6 years old she is getting bold frm her nasal today while sneezing

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that during a sneezing episode capillaries (small blood vessels) in the nasal cavity rupture under pressure causing the nose to bleed. Other causes of nosebleeds are poisoning (or chemical irritants), foreign bodies, tumours, clotting disorders, tick borne disease or liver failure. If the episode is a one off and the sneezing and bleeding stop, most probably there was something irritating the nasal cavity which caused the sneezing and bleeding. If the bleeding continues visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Our baby toa who is maybe 10 had bleeding nose last night i got and seen it. And it comes and go.will he be ok

We are on a camping trip and my dog got a bloody nose. He's 9yrs oldand mix shepherd/lab. I don't think he's had any trauma or inhaled anything since he's been leashed but should I be worried? It was a little clumpy and bright red and he's had 2 little ones

Hi, I have a year old husky. All of a sudden, his nose started bleeding as he was playing with 3 Japanese Spitz.

My dog continously bleeding right now even if we put ice pack in the nose bridge...

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Choi
Japanese Spitz
5yrs
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Balance
Pale Mucous Membranes
Blood In Urine

Hi. My dog throwing up blood through his nose this morning. What possible illness he might have? What best we can do for treatment? Pls give me some advise thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting blood whether through the mouth or nose is never a good sign; usually it indicates bleeding in the stomach. It is possible that the blood originated in the nose and was expelled in a sneeze or other motion. Typically bleeding in the stomach is caused by infections, ulcers, trauma, tumours, liver disease, kidney disease or poisoning. If the bleeding originated in the nose, the cause may be foreign bodies, tumours, poisoning, infections or low blood platelet counts. If the problem persists or gets worse, I urge you to visit your Veterinarian as treatment is different depending on the underlying cause of the bleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sofie
Pomeranian
1 Year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

What to do to stop the bleeding on her nose

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds may be caused by numerous different conditions and the treatment is dependent on the primary condition; these causes include foreign bodies, trauma, excessive sneezing, infections, immune-mediated disease, low platelet counts, systemic disease and poisoning. The first step in treating a nose bleed is to apply an ice-pack to the bridge of the nose, if the bleeding persists, you would need to visit your Veterinarian to determine the underlying cause of the nosebleed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog keeps sneezing, and sometimes when he sneezes, blood comes from his nose. I took him to my vet, since he also had watery eyes, the vet gave him a steroid shot. There was no fever and the eye did not show infection. I was also given a eye salve that contained antibiotics and steroid just in case the eye might become infected. My do is 18 1/2 years old and is a small breed.

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Prince
German Shepherd
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Heat stroke
Nose bleed

Hi Dr. My one year old German Shepherd suffers from nose bleeds (one nostril) whenever he is in the sun and gets a little bit active. I had put it down to the heat as We live in a hot climate. Do suggest if I should change his diet or if you think it's something more severe? Thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many reasons why a dog’s nose may bleed; these causes may also be exasperated by the sun, temperature or humidity. Usually nosebleeds are caused by foreign bodies, infections, poisoning, trauma or tumours; it would be wise to take Prince to visit your Veterinarian for a check up to make sure there isn’t anything to worry about. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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sparky
chiahuhua, beagle and terrier mix
11-12
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
congestion
snorting
mucus

Medication Used

Vetmedin 2.5

My dog is about 11-12 years of age. He developed a heart murmur and is on Vetmedin 2.5mg once daily. He started to have nose bleeds about 3-4 month ago, every couple of week or so, from one nostril. Prior to that, he would sneeze quite a bit and also reverse sneeze a lot. I have carpet at my house. Could it be dust mites? I took him to several doctors and have done several exams which included blood coagulation and an x-ray of the head, nothing was found. Then, I took him to a holistic doctor who stated that he suffers from severe allergies and we started him on acupuncture and allerplex and B 12 shots. The nose bleed is coming from the nostril that seems to be congested and have mucus, I can hear it. He also makes weird noses when he sleeps at night. His appetite is great and he energy level as well. IS there anything I can do to relieve his mucus and congestion? What do you think it might be and what should I do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Sparky has developed some allergies which are causing the congestion and mucus. The usual give some Benadryl and see what happens is not possible in patients with heart conditions. I would recommend having an allergy test done to determine from common allergens which Sparky has developed an allergy to and then work to remove them from his environment or diet. If his blood tests came back normal and x-rays showed nothing remarkable, the other option may be at a last resort would be to use a rhinoscope to visualise the nostril to determine if there is some lesion present that didn’t show up on the x-ray. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sofie
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Limping
Limb Swelling

Medication Used

Gabapentin
Tramadol
Prednisone

Hi Dr. Turner, on Friday my dog took ccnu (5 pills all at once) to start her treatment for cancer. The next day her nose bled and then again tonight, her nose bled again. She's also taking Gabapentin, Tramadol and Prednisone. Could all these medications cause her nose to bleed? Should I stop giving her any of the above? The good thing is she can still eat, drink and use the bathroom just fine. The major thing that this tumor is causing her is limping since the tumor grew from her armpit and it spreads to her chest and spinal cord. Also, her left front leg where the tumor started is swollen. Is there anything I could do at home to help her with all the above? I've made several trips to the vet in the past 3 weeks, spent over $5,000 and I'm not sure if anything I've done is working :( Please advise. Thank you for your time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Gabapentin, Prednisone and Tramadol all have general side effects like vomiting, diarrhoea and behavioural changes (lethargy or depression). CCNU (Lomustine) has numerous side effects with nosebleeds being a side effect reported in humans taking the medication (but not in dogs). I understand that there is a high cost to treat an animal with cancer, but regular visits to your Veterinarian are needed to monitor side effects and progression of treatment to ensure that Sofie has the best chance of a favourable outcome. Without examining Sofie and seeing test results, I am unable to make any further recommendations. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Since my dog has been on gabapentin he has had nose bleeds, when he is off it, no nose bleeds. Nose bleeds are a side effect for humans so why not dogs?

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Dakota
Golden Retriever
10
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Eye Bleeding

My 10 year old male golden retriever has been play fighting a lot with our 5 month old golden retriever puppy. The puppy is aggressive and either bit or clawed the older dog's nose. The nose has been dripping blood and it will drip blood still from time to time. Vet saw the old dog and didn't see a tumor, etc., when he looked up the dogs nose and in his mouth. He gave us antibiotics. Things are still the same with the dripping. This am, old dog chased a squirrel and his nose became really bloody. What happened and what do you think this means? Thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds in dogs may be caused by a few different causes including trauma, foreign bodies, low platelet count, immune-mediated disease, tumours and dental problems to name a few. It is possible that the nosebleed originally occurred due to the roughhousing with your puppy creating a weakness in the capillaries of the nose; when Dakota becomes active, her blood pressure raises and causes bleeding from the capillaries resulting in the nosebleed. If the bleeding persists, it may be worth getting some blood counts to see if everything is OK internally. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Blue
husky-shepherd
10 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

clearing throat or gagging, blood in muzzle

Medication Used

Rimadyl as needed for hip and elbow dysplasia

It's not a nose bleed, but I notice through my shepherd-husky's muzzle (around gums) what looks like some light bleeding (coming from the gums), but when I look in her mouth, she looks fine. This has been going on a while. I take her the vet frequently, and I know I need to go back soon. I have felt a tumor under her arm and into her side for the last 2 years, but she has to be lying on her side to feel it; the vet can't feel it. Lately she's been clearing her throat. She still goes on long daily walks and eats well and seems healthy and happy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Bleeding gums is usually associated with gingivitis, periodontal disease, infections, trauma or poisoning. If you are feeling a tumour on Blue’s side and under her arm (axilla), an x-ray may be an appropriate course of action to confirm or rule out anything. The issues with her throat may be due to infection, irritants, allergies, narrowing of airways, tumours or polyps. A full chest x-ray would be able to give an indication to the condition of Blue’s lungs and hopefully visualise any tumours that you’re feeling that your Veterinarian isn’t. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buzo
german shephard
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

I have a 10 years old german Shepherd dog.He has bleeding for 4 months from his nose.He bleeds a lot with large clots which block his nostrils.He still eats and drink finely .We had consuled many doctors and tried various medicines and various antibiotics ,but everything ruined .Please help me ..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds may be caused by a variety of conditions which may include nasal polyps or tumours, low platelet count, dental problems, poisoning, foreign objects among other causes; there are various treatments depending on the underlying cause, if treatment has been unsuccessful to date you may try some Chinese Medicine called yunnan baiyao which in some reports has shown positive results in controlling nosebleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Max
Cross breed
14 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

Medication Used

none

My dog max is experiencing severe nose bleed. His right nostril. He has an enlarged right eye and the right side of his face is tender. He is eating drinking and going to the loo OK. He has not changed his behaviour. Still a good boy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for nosebleeds, especially in older dogs; tumours, infections, sinus issues among other causes. Without examining Max, I cannot say what the specific cause is but you should get your Veterinarian to take a look sooner rather than later; rhinoscopy may be required to help determine the origin of the nosebleed, also blood counts may also be useful. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Penny
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

Penny,a 2 year old pit boxer was sleeping and all of a sudden her nose started to bleed. It stopped after 5 minutes,but shes now very grumpy,fidgety.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds may be caused by different causes depending on whether one or both nostrils are affected. If one nostril is affected, the bleeding may be caused by foreign body, tumour (or polyp) or tooth root problems affecting the nasal passage; if both nostrils are affected, the bleeding may be caused by trauma, poisoning, mites, low platelet count, tick borne disease, or fungal disease. I would monitor Penny and if the bleeding occurs again, or you notice any other clinical signs like fever, lethargy, loss of appetite or any other clinical signs visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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jasper
Chihuahua
8 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

I bath my dog today with oster flea & tick shampoo, he inhaled it maybe and started sneezing and blood came out a little bit. I am worried about my dog because the shampoo has pesticides in it

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Oster Animal Care Shampoos contain natural pyrethrins from Chrysanthemum flowers which are not at toxic as industrial made pyrethrins. The presence of the shampoo in the nose probably irritated the nasal cavity causing severe sneezing which lead to the rupturing of a capillary and the subsequent nosebleed. I would just keep an eye on Jasper and if you notice any neurological symptoms or the bleeding continues, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Whity
6 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My 6months Japanese Spitz are still bleeding more than 7hours I don't know what to do give some advice I'm so afraid

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few reasons why Whity may have a nosebleed, either the nosebleed caused the sneezing by irritation or the sneezing caused the nosebleed by repeated sneezing damaging capillaries in the nose. The causes of nose bleeds are foreign bodies, trauma, poisoning, low platelet counts (including causes of liver and kidney disease), tick-borne disease or cancer. Most commonly a foxtail or other small item finds its way into a dog’s nose causing it to bleed. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian to examine Whity and to remove or treat the cause of the bleed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Sneezing

Yesterday I mopped the floor with bleach and ammonia & it seems my dog inhaled it. Since then she's been sneezing nonstop and had a nose bleed recently. What can I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most probably the ammonia has irritated the mucous membranes of Daisy’s respiratory tract causing violent sneezing; the pressure whilst sneezing can be so great that the capillaries in the nose break causing nose bleeds. I would try to restrict Daisy’s access to the areas where the floor was cleaned and to rinse the floor to try and remove some of the ammonia smell as well as keeping the area well ventilated. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dodge
Border Collie
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Lupus DLE

Medication Used

Prednisone

I have a 4 year old border collie that suffers from Lupus DLE and he is on prednisone. Lately his nose squirts with blood badly and we had him at a vet and its a artery that bleeds is there anything i can do to stop that from bleeding? My house is like a blood bath. I can get the bleeding to stop but i don't want it to happen anymore.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Blood vessel fragility is a common occurrence and can be brought on during times of increased blood pressure (like exercise, stress or excitement); cauterisation may help but a chinese herb called yunnan baiyao may help too, speak with your Veterinarian about its use. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rusty
12 Years
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty

Dear Dr. Turner, My golden, 12 years old, is panting & has a nose bleed. One Vet says he probably has cancer or some heart condition. He only pants when in upright position. The blood isn't thick, but kind of mixed with saliva. I cant afford all the tests that should be done. Can cancer be detected by a blood test? Can you help me, please?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various different causes of nosebleeds which may be caused by trauma, foreign bodies, dental problems (extending up to the nasal cavity), polyps, cancer, capillary fragility, poisoning, immune-mediated disease, infections, low blood platelets and liver failure. A blood test (blood count and biochemistry as well as a coagulation profile) would indicate the levels of red blood cells and platelets, liver and kidney function which would give a good indication for Rusty’s internal health. Another useful test would be for rhinoscopy (whilst sedated) to try to visualise the source of the bleeding and if it is caused by a mass, a biopsy may be taken too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ecko
16 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

Hi
my dog 'Ecko' is a 16 yr old pointer mix
At some point and time i'm sure she inhaled a something up her nose.
one day she just started bleeding while out on a walk.
I had a bout of cockroaches and was putting out powder for them
shortly there after she started having nose bleeds
we were out on a walk and she started sneezing. i noticed blood around her snout
I took her to emergency and they didn't find anything wrong with her.
now its been a few months now and she has developed a lump between her eyes
I've slowly watched this thing get bigger and bigger
she reverse sneezes allot
her appetite is good and she still chases cat, squirrels and what have you.
i'm not sure what to do.. they want to cat scan her and stick something up her nose.
well i don't have the 4000.00 plus dollars they want for this procedure.
what are my other options... they told me her health is very good considering her age.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Ecko may have a Chondrosarcoma which has unknown origins but can be linked to higher incidents in cities and industrial areas leading to suspicion that pollutants or environmental contaminants are to blame. Other possible causes may granulation around a foreign body or another type of tumour. Usually an x-ray only display’s a mass which we already know is present which is why your Veterinarian would have opted for a CAT Scan; nasal endoscopy (or rhinoscopy) would give a live visualisation of the mass from the inside possibly allowing a biopsy to be taken through the working channel depending on accessibility. Whilst an endoscopy procedure would be cheaper than a CAT Scan, the interpretation of a biopsy sample may be expensive. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi I have a dog mix shepherd/siberian, and her nose keeps bleeding from time to time. She just delivered 5 pups 4 days ago, and even before her delivery she already start bleeding. I treated our place with pesticide against tick and fleas a week and 2 days now, but I think she already had it before that. I always put ice pack on her nose bridge to lessen the bleeding, it worked but it keeps on coming back, I don't know what to do now. I can't go to vet until weekend because of my work. please help me.

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Dashy
Pomeranian
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Anemia
Weakness
Poor Appetite
Lethargy
Bleeding

Hi, my baby is 5yrs old (male Pomeranian) for the last two days he has been profusely bleeding from his nose. At first, vet advised us to keep him in a cooler temperature as he could be suffering from heat stroke. He prescribed us a nasal drops too. Today morning it became worse. We could see blood everywhere...ther is so much of blood bleeding from his nose. Took him to a Govt veterinary hospital. Doctors over there suggested that he may be suffering from tick fever or may be the blood vessels in his nose are ruptured. They have taken smear/blood test and the reports are yet to come. Meanwhile now he is bleeding so badly. He looks pale, lethargic and refuse to eat. Please advise

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds can be caused by a few different conditions; usually traumatic injury is the obvious cause of nose bleeds. Other causes of nosebleeds may be cancerous, tick borne diseases (i.e: Ehrlichiosis), poisoning (rat poisoning or another anticoagulant), liver disease, thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts) or infections. The blood tests will give information on the blood counts (especially platelets and red blood cells) as well as blood biochemistry (to determine liver and kidney health – Thrombopoietin which stimulates platelet production is secreted from the liver and kidneys). If the blood tests return inconclusive, the next best step would be to perform a rhinoscopy (endoscopy of the nose) to see the location of the bleed and if there is a growth, to take a biopsy (if suitable) to determine the cause of the bleeding. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi there! My Labrador retriever is 8 years old...about 15 days ago he had a hairline fracture in his front leg, due to a wrong landing. His leg was plastered a week ago as the swelling wasnt subsiding.ever since he's been injected every morning with 2 injections for speedy recovery probably..since the last 3 days he's suddenly started having nosebleeds though one nostril..what could be the cause of this sudden bleeding? This morning his blood sample was taken..I am awaitng the reports..

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Rue
Blue Heeler
4
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My dog is 4 years old and was playing outside yesterday and she hurts her nose on her ball. Her nose bleed a fair bit and then stopped. Since then she has have sneezing fits, there is no more bloody when she sneezes and she is still active and eating. Wondering if this is common or does she need to see the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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After some injury to the nose it is possible that something is irritating her nose (small cut or blood clot) causing her to sneeze, if there is no blood I would just keep an eye on her but if the sneezing continues or doesn’t improve over the next two days or so take her in to visit her Veterinarian for a quick examination to ensure that is isn’t something more serious. If her nose starts bleeding again or you notice any changes (nose starts swelling etc…) visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

 

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My dog has been having issues that started a few months ago. First, I found her unconscious behind my parents house. Ran her up to the vet where liver enzymes were tested and around 800. He gave her shots of steroids and liver pills that had to be taken twice a day. She showed little or no progress a week later where I pointed out that she appeared to be retaining fluid. He gave her another shot and sent me on my way.

At this point I decided it was time to look for another vet. This vet has had my dog for 2 weeks. He has placed her on Lasix and different antibiotics trying to get the fluid off. The majority of the fluid came off and she is skin ahead bones at this point not eating. He removed all fluids a few days ago, including the Lasix. Today she appears to be putting the fluid back on. She also had a red stool and had bloody type fluid coming out of her nose. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Benji
Lab Husky mix
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Sneezing

My dogs nose started bleeding a couple of days ago while out on a walk. before his nose started bleeding he was running very fast. I think that while he was running something might have gone into his nose or maybe he crashed into something. After his nose bleed, he start sneezing a lot. About 3 days have passed already and he's still sneezing a lot.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of nosebleeds in dogs including foreign bodies, trauma, infections, low blood platelets, systemic disease or poisoning. After a nosebleed, there would be a blood clot which maybe irritating Benji’s nose causing him to sneeze; if the sneezing doesn’t stop you would need to visit your Veterinarian to examine Benji’s nose. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jake
Long hair shepherd mix
18 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen Abdomen, nosebleed with clots from one no
Swollen Abdomen

Jake is 18 years old, we are not sure what his breed is exactly but he's large with some shepherd mix . 2 months ago his liver enzymes were not normal, our vet said he wasn't going to do a cat scan or biopsy because he's too old. He had 2. rounds of antibiotics with little improvement. The last couple of weeks he has had a nosebleed on and off but recently it bleeds more often and has large clots in it. Could his liver be shutting down, or is there any other explanation?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In a dog Jake’s age, there could be many different issues affecting him which may include liver and kidney issues, clotting disorders, nasal polyps/tumours/other masses, dental disorders communicating with the nasal cavity among other causes. Without seeing Jake, I cannot tell you for sure; it would be best to have your Veterinarian take a look (rhinoscopy may be required) and a blood test would be useful too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lincoln
greyhound
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain
Bleeding from one nostril

Medication Used

Prednisone, tramadol

Our 7 yr old male Greyhound suddenly started bleeding from one nostril, it became heavy and he was choking. The vet didn't have any unusual or apparent findings. We went to a more advanced clinic, and a rhinoscopy was performed. A biopsy was benign. The area at the back of the sinuses was very bloody and inflamed. He has been on Prednisone 2.5 months. The bleeding was controlled but he sounded like he was breathing around something in that nostril. A couple of days ago the bleeding started worse than ever, we rushed him to our local vet. X-rays didn't show anything and he was given nasal steroid drops. He is still on Prednisone. He also has a lot of pain for such a normally stoic dog. So he is on tramadol as needed. At this point we cannot afford a CT or MRI. The bleeding is off and on. We don't know what to do but we love this boy, he's a rescue and a wonderful dog.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds maybe caused by a variety of different conditions, given that Lincoln has a history already with nosebleeds (I assume from the same nostril) that the bleeding maybe a recurrence of the primary lesion; another rhinoscopy to visualise the source of the bleeding along with cauterisation of the bleed or another biopsy would be needed. Other causes of nosebleeds are foreign bodies, trauma, excessive sneezing, infections, immune-mediated disease, low platelet counts, systemic disease and poisoning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Foreign body, trauma, excessive sneezing, low platelet counts, and poisoning have been ruled out, no infection, etc.
Rather than go through another rhinoscopy that was done 2 months ago, would it be reasonable to try him on an antifungal? We do know there's an inflammatory process as indicated by the biopsy. All his bloodwork was good, blood pressure good, everything else ok as far as we know. We do worry about a tumor that could not be visualized with the procedures and tests he has had. It has always been his left nostril only that's been affected. We have another dog, whippet/greyhound mix, same age, and she's had none of these problems.

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Ginger
Schnoodle
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed
Shivering
Snoring
Difficulty of Breathing
Sneezing

Medication Used

Amoxicillin
Enrofloxacin

About 1.5 months ago ginger started having sneeze attacks. After about a week she started having bloody snot coming out when she sneezed. After a couple days of not getting better we took her to the vet. They put her on a amoxicillin and told us to come back if it doesn't get better. It didn't get better. The vet put her under and took a look up her snout. They couldn't find anything. Blood work and everything came back fine so far (just waiting on the fungal culture to get back). They have her on Enrofloxin at the moment. Now she has started with severe nose bleeds. This morning she had a pretty good nose bleed and tonight was way more severe. Our kitchen looked like a murder scene. The vet wouldn't take her tonight and said that the ERvet wouldn't be able to do anything and to just come in for an appointment tomorrow morning. This doesn't seem right though. What could this be that our regular vet is missing. (No X-rays or MRIs have been taken yet).

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nosebleeds in dogs may be caused by foreign bodies, tumours, dental disease, infections, anatomical abnormalities, excessive sneezing or trauma; it is likely that something is causing Ginger some irritation (can be environmental or chemical – new cleaning products?) to her upper respiratory tract causing her to sneeze; excessive constant sneezing can lead to nosebleeds due to fragility of the capillaries in the nose. Diagnostically, an MRI is much better than an x-ray but expensive; a clear rhinoscopy is good but leaves us with more questions. The decision to visit an Emergency Veterinarian is yours, but if there is a worsening of the bleeding or any other symptoms visit the Emergency Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I forgot to add her excessive need for water. She is always thirsty and we're trying to limit her water intake because she drinks so much and then throws it all up.

I had the same experience with my 13 year old Border Collie. Sneezing a lot, then nosebleeds eventually. Our vet did a sinus X-ray and saw some sort of mass, but couldn't tell any more. We did antibiotics and did another X-ray with no change. We are assuming it's cancer because we would be spending upwards of $1500 to get a complete diagnosis, but we cannot invest in cancer treatment. We are trying to just make sure she is not in pain, but she has now started bleeding all over our house. I'm just not quite sure of our next move, because she seems ok otherwiss.

Hi, I have a Rottweiler that is having the same symptoms as your Border Collie. He was diagnosed with Lyme's disease and is on antibiotics and steroids. His bleeding comes and goes. Some days he bleeds a lot with large clots, other days nothing. We did have a vet go up in his nose as much as he could, but didn't have the right equipment. All lab work came back no cancer, but not sure what to do. He is still eating and drinking but is laying around more than usual. We can't afford to take him to a specialist who has the proper equipment to scope his nose. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Perfect
American Bulldog
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nose bleed

My dog has never had nose bleeding problems..... It is cold outside so we brought her inside. We put her outside because we had to go do some errands and when we come back we bring her inside and one of her nostrils was bleeding... Yes is 2 yrs old and is an American bulldog

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nose bleeds may occur for a variety of different reasons including trauma, tumours, dental problems (extending into the nasal cavity), blood clotting disorders and poisoning. A wait and see approach may be taken for a few days to check if it continues, but a visit to your Veterinarian would be required to check Perfect’s nose possibly using x-ray and rhinoscopy as well as blood tests to determine platelet levels. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dambo
Jack Russell Mix
4 Years
Serious
Has Symptoms
Sneezing
Hi my baby is a 4yr old Jack russel mix shih tzu. My house had no power for almost 1 day straight my brother noticed that my dog Dambo is nose bleeding it didnt stop until the next morning. But later in the afternoon it begun to bled again. This scares me alot because of the blood lost.
Button
Pug
3 Years
Serious
Has Symptoms
Nose Bleed
Coughing
Hello, My 2 almost 3 year old pug is coughing badly and sometimes cough out blood. He also started to have nose bleed. May i know how am i able to cure him? Thank you
Kaiya
Dachshund
9 Months
Unknown
Has Symptoms
Nose Bleed
I have a 8month old dachshund, he is coughing, shaking, loss appetite and worst of all blood on her nose. My whole family is worried because she was our baby. We brought her to the vet and they said it was a kennel cough, but I think this is much worse. She may have no appetite but she is active and sometimes she escape to play outside with our older dog 1 year and 2 months beagle. She still plays with the cat. But again she has no appetite and we have to force feed her with liquid foods. The nosebleeds is now now and then for 2 days, please help me.