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  • Runny nose in dogs

    I adopted an older female bluetick coonhound about a month and a half ago. Betsy Sue was found on the side of the road, severely emaciated and dehydrated. She also has a large pendulous growth on her chest. She had no collar, no microchip, tattoo or any ID. I have a thing for hounds so I offered to foster. No owner has come forward.

    Picked her up on Sunday, took her to my vet on Monday morning. She was heartworm positive (no surprise) and has a nasal discharge that is mostly clear but sometimes whitish. The discharge has no blood or odor.

    She was started on Advantage Multi for heartworm plus doxycycline and prednisone. The vet felt the runny nose was due to poor immune system due to malnutrition and that the growth was benign.

    She developed ascites after starting the Advantage so was put on enalapril and lasix. Her appetite was good. But when she was weaned off the prednisone her appetite fell to zip. Took her back to the vet for bloodwork which was normal so vet recommended putting her on low dose prednisone, 10mg per day. On the pred her appetite is good and runny nose improves. But when prednisone is discontinued, appetite falls off. She's gained 10+#.

    I'm concerned about her lack of appetite off the prednisone and the continued nasal discharge. It doesn't appear to be cancer because it's not bloody or pus. Allergies? Tooth issue? Also her not eating unless on prednisone. Now that her weight has improved, I'm going to schedule her for a tooth cleaning and to have the growth removed.

    Bear in mind I live in a small town with limited access to advanced veterinary technology plus I'm on a fixed income.

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    Does the vet think the ascites is related to malnutrition? Organ failure?

    So many causes it makes me think there might be something more serious going on.

    With regard to the nasal discharge - if you're going to have the dog under anesthesia - have them take a good look inside the nasal cavity. It might be a tumor or even just a foreign body.

    Not sure if that would be related to the other symptoms but no reason not to look.

    Sounds like lots going on with this poor dog. Hope the vet finds something that can be treated.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks for responding. The vet thinks the ascites was caused by the heartworm treatment. He believes the heartworm began to die off and cause a strain on the heart. She has responded well to enalapril and lasix. The nasal discharge has improved. She had surgery Wednesday to remove the tumor plus had her teeth cleaned. She acts like she feels better. Her appetite has improved and the nasal discharge is now minor.


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        Originally posted by Sandysmom View Post
        Thanks for responding. The vet thinks the ascites was caused by the heartworm treatment. He believes the heartworm began to die off and cause a strain on the heart. She has responded well to enalapril and lasix. The nasal discharge has improved. She had surgery Wednesday to remove the tumor plus had her teeth cleaned. She acts like she feels better. Her appetite has improved and the nasal discharge is now minor.
        Well that's great news; I was thinking that there could be a big issue inside the nasal cavity and that could have been the main culprit for the ascites too. So, good that things are improving because that is less likely. Might still be worth taking a quick peek while she is under for the other's hard to get a good look into nasal cavities sometimes and this could be a great opportunity.

        Good luck with the surgery - post an update please!


        • Original Poster

          She had her surgery and teeth cleaning last Wednesday. She's doing great. Couldn't find anything in her nose but discharge has practically disappeared and her appetite has picked up. I've had her a little over 2 months and she's gained 13# in that time. The vet was pleased.