As with humans, there are several different causes for dog nasal congestion; understanding the underlying cause is the key to effective treatment. PetMD suggests using a humidifier in the room where the dog spends most of his time to help loosen mucus and allow it to drain.Continue Reading
If the discharge is thick, the dog is likely suffering from a bacterial infection and should go to the veterinarian. In most cases, vets prescribe antibiotics for this condition. The doctor also examines the dog for potential growths in the passageways that could be causing the congestion, according to PetMD.
VetInfo says that pets that spend large amounts of time outdoors sometimes breathe a fungal infection into their respiratory tract. Fungal spores thrive in the warm, moist environment of the dog's nose and sinus passages. The vet usually prescribes an antifungal medication to apply to the pet's nose to stop the problem.
According to VetInfo, some pets have nasal congestion due to allergies. In order to help a pet, owners need to eliminate the allergen from the home. Installation of an air purifier helps to trap allergies and allow the dog to breathe easier. If the dog's allergen is located outside the home, it is helpful to limit outdoor time or at least keep it away from the source of the problem.Learn more about Veterinary Health
Some causes of a dog throwing up include poisoning, parasites such as giardia, intolerance of certain foods, heatstroke, bloating, or dislocation of the dog's stomach, according to PetMD. A dog who ingests a poison, such as any part of a castor bean plant, not only vomits but suffers kidney failure and a collapse of its central nervous system. This can lead to death.Full Answer >
If a dog suffers from allergies to different seasonal plants and pollens, the best treatment for sneezing is using an antihistamine product such as Tavist, Claritin or Benadryl, notes MedicineNet. It is important to identify the cause of sneezing and act accordingly, after consulting a veterinarian.Full Answer >
Dog tumors can be treated, and the type of treatment largely depends on the type of tumor. There are three common types of tumors that affect dogs: fatty skin tumors also known as lipomas, benign (noncancerous) tumors and malignant tumors.Full Answer >
Dogs exhibiting signs of toad venom toxicosis after licking a toad should be transported to the closest veterinarian for treatment. Because it can lead to death, this condition is considered a health emergency, according to PetMD.Full Answer >