Dog Coughing/choking/snorting, White Thick Mucous, Nose Discharge What Could This Be?


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Joe McHugh Profile
Joe McHugh answered
There are a number of reasons why dogs can have these symptoms, so if you are concerned you should take him to your vet to make sure that it is nothing serious.

Contrary to popular belief, dogs can have allergic reactions and often these result in a runny nose, but there are usually other symptoms too, such as sneezing, coughing nosebleeds, itching and breathing problems. Your vet may need to conduct some allergy tests to find out what your dog is allergic to so that it can be avoided.

If the discharge is just from one nostril, there could be a blockage like a blade of grass, or a seed. If this is the case, your dog will probably paw at his nose and maybe sneeze a lot, too. If you can see what it is, you may be able to remove it with tweezers, but if you can’t, then you will need to see the vet.

An infection of some sort could create the symptoms that you describe, and for this, you will need to see your vet; your dog may need antibiotics depending upon what kind of infection it is, or anti-fungal treatment. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary.

If your dog also has a bulge in his nostril, or breathes noisily as well as the other symptoms, your dog may have polyps, which are mucus-producing glands that are overgrown. Other signs of this are possibly blood or pus as well as the mucus that you have mentioned.

Your dog may also be suffering from some respiratory disease, and what is going on in his nose may be a symptom of something to do with his lungs or other upper body organs. To make sure, and to make sure your dog gets the right kind of treatment, there really is only one thing to do - take him to the vet.
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KR- myopinions answered
You should see your vet as that can also be signs of an upper respiratory infection, pneumonia, heart problems, an issue with trachea or esophagus or many other things as well. Nasal discharge is always a warning sign as most dogs and cats do not show allergies in the same way we do and that isn't a common symptom of allergies in our pets though it does happen on occasion. Our dogs most often show allergies with ear and skin infections/rashes and paw licking and chewing and things like that. It sounds like your pup most likely needs treatment and antibiotics. Hope your pup is feeling better very soon.
Tina Profile
Tina answered
Has your dog gotten into anything? I think you should call the vets office and see if they could help, since it sounds like it is sick. My dog for some reason will eat grass everytime I put her outside, then she is coughing and spitting up phlegm as well.keep an eye on her to make sure she is not getting into anything that might make her sick.
Dauge Profile
Dauge answered
It has allergies same as my dog,it will pass in about a week.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It probably has kennel cough, which can go to pneumonia if untreated. Another possibility is distemper. Either way, time to take a trip to the vet
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I wouldn't be quick with saying allergies....
I could also be kennel cough I would take the dog to the vet for a check and confirm what it is.

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