Dog Sneezing, Runny Nose
Dog sneezing is a common problem. Often times there is also discharge from the nose, which the dog tends to lick away with the tongue. This is the reason why dog owners may not notice it. If there are no other symptoms, then this is not a cause for concern. Pet owners may look for any other signs of illness. In case the discharge is discolored or bloody, a visit to the veterinarian is required.
There can be various causes of a dog runny nose. A common problem that dogs face is sinus infection. When the lining of the sinus cavities become inflamed, symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and fever may occur. The condition may be caused due to a viral infection or due to inhalation of pollen. In most case, antibiotics may be prescribed to alleviate the symptoms. Runny nose in dogs can also occur due to infection of the upper respiratory tract. Sneezing and coughing are common symptoms of this infection. In conditions such as canine influenza, other symptoms such as appetite loss and breathing problems may also occur. It is important to consult a vet regarding the necessary dog vaccination. Canine allergies are a common occurrence. Pollen allergies are likely to result in sneezing and runny nose, especially during certain times of the year. Another cause of sneezing and runny nose is nasal mites. These mites transmit from one dog to another through direct contact with the nose. In some cases, nosebleeds can also occur. The most prominent symptom of this condition is continuous nasal discharge.
Sometimes a foreign object may become lodged within the nasal cavity of a dog. This can result in a runny nose. In such cases one should not try to extract the object on their own. This can cause the object to get pushed further inside the nose. Taking the dog to a vet is the best option. The object can then be removed carefully in order to prevent damage to the dog’s nose. A runny nose in dogs may also be due to dental diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. Other bacterial infections such as abscessed teeth could also contribute to nasal discharge. Treatment may involve cleaning the teeth. The affected tooth may also have to be extracted in some cases. In addition to receiving proper veterinary treatment, affected dogs also need special care from their owners. Proper diet and adequate rest is a must. Runny nose may also be eased by placing a vaporizer near the dog’s resting area.