|Barked: Fri Aug 7, '09 2:38pm PST |
|Hi there, did your vet or the specialist shoot an xray of your pups head, sinus and teeth? Just curious. We see so many foxtails (stickers) up the nostrils this time of year which we can only get by sedating them and going up with the scope, my own dog, Gunner, snorted a huge foxtail up his nose which we had to go and get. Poor him it couldn't have felt good.
I am a huge supporter of being proactive in trying to dianose things, whatever it takes I will do, but than I am a vet tech and have the vets I work with right there. My dog, Murphy (RIP sweetheart) passed away from sinus cancer, he started with sneezing, no other symptoms... I shot xrays of his head and sinus, looked like a possible abscess behind his right eye, I went to a friend who is a veterinary eye specialist, he sent me to his friend Dr Skinner, a veterinary neurologist, we did a CT scan that day, I had the diagnosis within 4 hours, cancer, non-operable. I had to put him to sleep the next week. He had just turned 6 yr old. He did love to dig after mice, moles anything in the ground so my thoughts are that he could've been exposed to something in the ground that caused the cancer. Just my thoughts.
I am sorry, I am sharing this to scare you, I know it sounds frightening, but just to say that it may be the best to pursue the scope of the nostrils and/or a second opinion just to rule out any possible problems. Please let us know how everything goes.
I am sure it is just something as simple as allergies or a sinus infection, please let us know what you find and I do hope your pup feels better soon.
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