My Dog Has a Nasal Infection
(Bonita Spg Fl)
My 12 year old Dachshund is being treated for a month now with no relief in site. She is sneezing and full of mucous in her nose. Had cat scan and x-rays and washing of the nasal cavity.
The veterinarian could not find the answer. Checked her teeth. She is on a third antibiotic. First Clavamox, then doxycycline, then azithromycin and now Zeniquin with some prednisone.
Nothing is working .
What I can do. I feel so bad for her. She is eating and doing fine otherwise.Veterinarian Response: Dog Skin Hive Treatment
I’m so sorry to hear of your dog’s condition. Bacterial infections of the nasal passages are usually a secondary problem in dogs, particularly if they don’t respond readily to appropriate antibiotic therapy. Fungal infections, foreign bodies lodged in the nasal cavity, and tumors are all possible underlying causes.
I am not sure what the results of all of your dog’s tests have been, so it’s hard for me to determine what conditions have been ruled out and which are still possible. If your current veterinary team is unable to get to the bottom of the situation, it is perfectly appropriate to be asked to be referred to a specialist. Make sure all of your dog’s test results are forwarded to the specialist before your appointment so he or she has a chance to review them.
Best of luck,
Jennifer Coates, DVM