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My miniature dachshund has been sneezing and blowing snot for

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My miniature dachshund has been sneezing and blowing snot for what is seems to be 3 years or so. The vet we take her too always gives her antibiotics and it never works. They also said that she had a tooth that needed to be taken out because it was causing bacteria to form and causing her sneezing, which too didn't work. She has also been on allergy pills, that didn't work. She seems to me like she just has an excessive amount of snot and it needs to be dried out, she weighs about 13 pounds, she is healthy, she eats well. Can I try a product like musinex to fix the problem?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 4 years ago.

Drew :

Hello, welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian, and I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.

Drew :

Mucinex isn't typically all that useful for nasal discharge, unfortunately.

Drew :

I don't know which "allergy pills" were used, but antihistamines sometimes can help dry out nasal secretions, specifically Chlorpheniramine Maleate

Drew :

which is available as a generic over the counter.

Drew :

2mg, every 12 hours, is the usual amount for a small-breed dog.

JACUSTOMER-sh7g1odb- :

generic - what is it called?

Drew :

that IS the generic name.

JACUSTOMER-sh7g1odb- :

i see, never heard of it, does it make them tired?

Drew :

mild drowsiness could be expected -- in my experience, it's minimal.

JACUSTOMER-sh7g1odb- :

what is the non-generic name of it?

Drew :

Chlor-Trimeton.

JACUSTOMER-sh7g1odb- :

and if that doesn't work - anyother sugestions?

Drew :

realistically, more tests are needed -- not more medicines.

Drew :

Rhinoscopy or CT scan or MRI

Drew :

to look for polyps or other abnormalities in the nasal cavity.

JACUSTOMER-sh7g1odb- :

i see -

JACUSTOMER-sh7g1odb- :

thanks for your help - how does this site work? when do you get paid and all???

Drew :

If you are satisfied, you can click accept so that I am compensated for the information provided.

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