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Dog has something up s nose -keeps sneezing 20 or 30 times

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dog has something up his nose -keeps sneezing 20 or 30 times
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is there something I can do?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

At this time of year in most areas of the country, your dog would be sneezing paroxysmally as you've described because he has inhaled a plant awn - a foxtail, usually. Please see image. He needs to be brought to an on-call vet to be anesthetized and have that foreign body extracted from his nose.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

This isn't something you can treat at home. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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