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My morkie's nose is congested. he's been having trouble

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my morkie's nose is congested. he's been having trouble breathing through it all night long. this has never happened before with him
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Rocco 10 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rocco?
Customer: Lot's...he's special. He's got a very long medical history. he's gotten into everything he isn't supposed to hear and he's got a neurological condition. He's been perfectly healthy lately though, no changes in food or energy
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about Rocco.

Nasal congestion, at this age, can have quite a few explanations:

1. Upper respiratory infection
2. Complications from a nasal polyp or tumor
3. Allergies
4. Even a tooth root abscess in the upper jaw can impact the sinuses.
So, with it being very irregular for him to have congestion, I definitely do vote or a veterinary examination, since it may be prudent to get a antibiotic started now as a precaution.

The vet should also carefully check the mouth to assess the degree of dental disease that is present, if it could be a contributing factor. Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy