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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear Kona is sick. I also live in the southwest and I can report that this has been the worst allergy season we have seen in over 10 years because of all of the wonderful rain we have received. The trees are growing more quickly as well as the grasses being more active.
When I hear about a dog with excessive clear nasal discharge, my first thought is definitely allergies. Benadryl at 1mg/pound is a good choice to start with, as is Chlorpheniramine 4mg/dog.
If this doesn't help, you may need to take Kona to your regular veterinarian. Your vet may consider allergy steroids such as Temaril-P (prednisone + an antihistamine). They may also discuss blood work, nasal x-rays, nasal biopsies and a nasal CT scan.
Best regards, ***** ***** this answer helps you. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001
Hi, How is Kona doing this evening? Have you had any luck getting her allergies under control? Do you have any further questions for me?
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