Dogs should not have runny nose. If your dog is having only runny nose without any other signs of illness then its OK. He will be self treated within few days. You should observe following other signs of illness and if present then visit to vet is necessary.
2. Bloody nose
3. Shortness of breath
Usually, nasal discharge in dogs can be due to
1. Upper respiratory tract infection due to bacteria or virus
2. Sinus problems
5. Foreign material in nose
6. Nasal tumors
7. Nasal mites
So, if your dog is having only runny nose with other signs of illness then take him to vet.
What other signs of illness your puppy is showing? If your dog is having runny nose with clear fluid without any other symptoms like sneezing, bloody nose, shortness of breath, panting etc then no need to worry. If your dog is also having these or other signs of illness then visit to vet is necessary.
Runny nose in dogs can be due to rhinitis, sinus problems, upper respiratory tract infection due to bacteria or virus, allergy or foreign material in nose, nasal tumors etc.
Treatment depends upon underlying cause. So, take your puppy to vet.
You have not given complete details of the all the signs of illnesses that your dog is showing. Anyhow, If your dog is having runny nose with clear fluid without any other symptoms like sneezing, bloody nose, shortness of breath, panting etc then no need to worry. If your dog is also having these or other signs of illness then visit to vet is necessary. Many conditions like:
2) Sinus problems
3) Upper respiratory tract infection caused by bacteria or virus
4) Nasal irritations cause by allergy or foreign material
5) Nasal tumors or nasal mites can cause runny nose in dogs.
Diagnosis of runny nose requires general examination, blood tests & nasal swab tests, x-rays or CT scan. Treatment depends upon underlying cause.
I have the same issue now with my 2 month old. Yes, they can have the flu or just a cold, either way a quick trip to the vet for antibiotics and he will be fine. Get some Little Noses spray (the same thing we use on our kids) and that will clear his nostrils so he can smell his food. Use the spray only once or twice per day. Make sure that he is properly hydrated as well - lots of fresh water.
Some dogs can have a runny nose at times. They can have "rhinitis" – inflammation of the nose. Some will have sinus problems, upper respiratory infections, foreign bodies, nasal irritation, nasal mites, nasal tumors and other things but those problems are usually associated with other signs such as sneezing or bloody nose (epistaxis).
A runny nose that consists of clear fluid with no other signs can be normal in some dogs. Most dogs lick their noses quickly and you never see the discharge
My dog did the same thing. Shes a 7 weeks old cocker spaniel/lab mix from my local pound I adopted. It could be climactic changes or allergies or just a simple congestion problem. If the benadryl doesn't help try penecillen. You can get it at a local feed/farm store. The ones around here are called southern states. They can give you a small vile of pcn and a few syringes. You definitely want to ask how much to give and how often before. And where at on the dog's body. (most say on the nape of the neck or thigh)
hope it helps!
Depending upon the size of the dog 1/2 a BENADRYL for each 35 lbs. Not to exceed 1 full pill should help or if you prefer saline nose spray. If that does not help take your pup to the vet. Good luck!
It looks that your dog has bacterial infection though, it can also be viral infection. Runny nose normally mean some kind of respiratory or sinus infection which will need to be treated with antibiotics from your vet.
Only runny nose in your dog may not be a big concern until presence of other signs like sneezing, shortness of breath, panting etc. If your dog is having runny nose along with these symptoms then take him to vet immediately. This conditions in dogs can be due to following reasons.
2. Sinus problems
3. Upper respiratory tract infection due to bacteria or virus
4. Nasal irritations due to Allergy or Foreign material
5. Nasal tumors
6. Nasal mites
You should take your dog to vet for proper diagnosis and treatment
Sounds like he might have kennel cough - a bit like us getting a bad cold. As he is feeling ill, I should take him to the vet for a check-up. I would not be surprised if he needed antibiotics.
It sounds like allergies. You can give benadryl, but you need to at least talk to a vet about how much to give the pup. Hope this helps, good luck.
My dog keeps sneezing and has lumps come up on his face but the lumps go away in about half a hour
Your dog may be sick or have a minor cold. Take him/her to the vet if the dog has signs have increased weakness or sneezing.
My scottish terrier rosie has just delivered 8 puppies 3 days ago. The puppies are doing really well, mother has developed a runny nose is this normal?