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Does this discharge come from both nostrils or just one?
I think both as sometimes it comes from one and the other time from the other. It ids clear like water and very runny which is why he licks it of as soon as it comes out so is hard to really determine
OK, at his age, I wonder about t
oops! let me try that again.
I wonder about the possibility of something foreign in his nos
I'm terribly sorry, that's really annoying.
Shell he is not pawing too much at it. Just once or twice a day.
I meant 'well' sorry
You can use a saline nasal spray to help flush anything out.
The fact that it is clear discharge is good, usually infectious causes will have yellow or greenish discharge.
We can also try an antihistamine for a possible allergy.
About how much does he weigh?
Is it just the one for humans that I use? And do I apply it thre same way?
As long as it is a regular saline spray - non medicated, then yes. The rest is the same.
At 32 kgs you can give him 3 tablets of diphenhydramine (25mg each) every 8-12 hours.
You could also try 10mg cetirizine or 10mg loratadine once daily.
What do each of those help with specifically?
They are all antihistamines, so I would only use one at a time as a trial. These would help if the sneezing and discharge are due to an allergy.
Which one would be best in this case?
I generally start with diphenhydramine first.
Then, if not helping you can try another. Dogs are like humans in that one medication may work better for one individual.
And the saline should be purchased in a pharmacy but cannot be medicated. Is there a specific label on there that I could look out for?
Unfortunately I'm not sure in the UK, I live and practice in the US.
Here I would look for something called "Little Noses:
So if I buy smth that I can give to children that should be fine?
Just make sure it is a plain saline spray. You don't want any decongestant products in the spray.
OK that's great advice thank you so much!
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Would another question go under the same price or a higher one?
It's all based on time. Same price if you choose!
The price I was equated at the beginning was £14 what time frame does that cover?
It's supposed to be only 10 minutes, but I paused the timer :)
Ah thank you! I am going to go to the vets about his paw in a week or so if it does not get better. Basically it is this wart like bump on the side of his front paw. It used to have blood in it but we used Epsom salt in warm water and now it it is just the wart type bump. It is a bit sensitive.
Did it grow slowly or pop up suddenly?
Well at the beginning it poped up to the size of tick (which we thought it was, but then by looking closer it was just a blood pimple). Then it grew bigger in the next couoplke of days and has remained this size.
Is it hairless?
Yes it was hairless. Now it is just really hard.
Did it look like this initially?
The espom salt is used to draw out foreign bodies. It was recommended by a vet. I think it just drew out the fluids
Yes. And then he popped it twice and blood came out
Great, I think we are dealing with something called a histiocytoma.
These are benign growths that usually resolve without treatment within 2-3 months.
If it is not gone by 3 months time, then I do recommend removing it surgically for biopsy.
Here is a handout to read more about histiocytomas.
That's great help! Thank you so much! If I have any other issues crop up I will definetley come back to you for some preliminary advice!