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This type of morning and evening nasal congestion may be related to a bit of inflammation in the nasal passages (allergies ??) and the type of nose --
Benedryl is a safe medication to trial and can be used in this type of situation at a dosage up to 1 mg per pound every 8 hours -- so it could be used long term nightly --
Antihistamines in general are safe to use long term with few side effects -- obviously -- use of the least amount necessary is recommended.
I have the pills 25mg and there have been occassions where he has a small amount of pink in the clear mucus
Not much however
Those are fine to use -- If there is a change in appetite, increased or colored nasal discharge, difficulty in breathing or other symptoms then a vet visit is recommended.
If it is responding to the antihistamine there is likely an allergic compinent -- and inflammation that is made a bit worse by the nose structure.
Would liquid be better? I want whats best for him. Otherwise he is normal for a boxer
His nasal discharge isn't bad, just a drip here and there
He has snoring really badly some nights
Actually most dogs do not like the taste of the liquid form --so if he takes the pills, these are fine.
The antihistamine is ok to manage this -- may be wise to have a vet listen to lungs and look up into the nose to be sure there is nothing else of concern .
Great, I piece of cheese and the pills will work for me and I appreciate your help so much.
You are most welcome
Will get earplugs for the sleep
Bye have a great dau
You too !