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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog has nasal carcinoma. She has now developed a nasal

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Hello Dr. My dog has nasal carcinoma. She has now developed a nasal drip, which has a tinge of blood in it. The vet has her on benadryl to dry up her runny nose, but it is not working. Is there anything else that is better? We don't want to do steroids as she also has a heart condition. She probably only has months left to live, but I am really trying to save her. thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She takes Benadryl, zyrtek, monthly antibiotic shot and also a Chinese herb to clot the bleeding in her nose. None of which is working.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I understand how difficult this must be for you at this time. Very little if anything can address a bleeding carcinoma absent surgical excision of such a cancer. Your best bet at this time is a vasoconstrictor such as over the counter phenylephrine nasal drops instilled into her upturned nostrils every few hours as necessary. Systemic vasoconstrictors such as pseudoephedrine should be avoided due to its small margin of safety when administered in that fashion. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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