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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Our 5 month old havanese is snorting allot. I'm sure there

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Our 5 month old havanese is snorting allot. I'm sure there is something stuck up in her nose/sinus passage
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: She was digging in beach sand last night
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Theres something in her nose! I can't see it, either, to get it
JA: OK. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Pixie
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: She threw up foamy yellow bile
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Pixie eat anything unusual?
Customer: Not sure
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
I'm sorry to hear of this with Pixie. You're necessarily constrained to having her anesthetized and her nose scoped. This is the only manner in which we can see if foreign material is present and, if so, extract it with an alligator forceps. My primary concern is plant material rather than sand. Foxtails (plant awns/see below) are most worrisome if you live where these plants grow.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.