Stuffy Dog Nose

by Pat
(Ft. Worth)

I have a 10 1/2 year old Yorkie that had a runny nose for a couple of days and then very stuffy nose. Took him to the Dr a few weeks ago and they suggested a list of costly options. I started him on chidren's Benedryl which helps to ease temporarily but comes back. Should I get an x-ray or start antibiotics first? He had tracheal collapse surgery but end part is still collapsed.

Editor Suggestion

Hi Pat,

We need to understand the specific underlying cause of the runny and stuffy nose.
The symptoms you have described could be caused by a variety of conditions such as a respiratory infection, allergies, or even a dental problem.

In general, giving over-the-counter medication such as children's Benadryl to a dog without a veterinarian's recommendation is not recommended. While it may provide temporary relief, it's important to address the underlying issue causing the symptoms.

Based on your dog's medical history and the symptoms you have described, your veterinarian may recommend an x-ray to assess the condition of your dog's trachea and airways, as well as to check for any signs of infection or inflammation in the nasal cavity or sinuses. If a bacterial infection is present, your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics. However, if the underlying cause is determined to be an allergy, a different treatment approach may be necessary.

I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian as soon as possible to ensure your Yorkie receives the appropriate care and treatment.


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Dog Health Guide

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