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What can I give my dog that has been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure and is having a stuffy nose, congestion and difficulty breathing due to the mucus?
Hi. I will do my best to help.
How much does your dog weight?
Any discharge from the nose? If so, what color?
Thanks for the update.
I would suggest to getting some human over-the-counter Chlortrimetron 4mg tablets and give 1/2 tablet every 12 hours to help with the nasal congestion. This drug is an anti-histamine that also can help dry up the nose. If after giving this for 2 to 3 days and there is no improvement, then she needs to go back to your vet for a recheck and get some prescription medication.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.
Is Chlortrimeton better than diphenhydramine (Benadryl)? I had read about using the Benadryl but not the Chlortrimeton.
Benadryl is only antihistamine with no effects for the nose. Chlortrimetron is the one to use for nasal allergy problems.