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I have a 8 year dog that has been diagnosed with cushin

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I have a 8 year dog that has been diagnosed with cushin disease, is nose bleeds common with this?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

No, Linda, epistaxis isn't expected with Cushing's unless Squeezer is hypertensive as well. Please make sure that her blood pressure is assessed. More commonly, epistaxis arises due to immune-mediated diseases such as thrombocytopenia (lack of blood platelets), thrombocytopenia caused by tick-borne diseases, nasal lesions caused by fungal infection and neoplasia (cancer), and anticoagulant rodenticide (d-CON) poisonings.

A complete blood count (CBC) including a platelet count plus testing for tick-borne diseases present where you live should constitute baseline testing for Squeezer. If nothing untoward is found in such testing, scoping and biopsy of her nose is indicated. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
His nose has been really dry, and if coarse the heavy panting, loss of hair with sore spots. I don't won't to over react. His vet is closed at this time. He hasn't had a loss in diet, very thirsty. No ticks or fleas. I will advise his vet of the nose bleed, however in the meantime, what should I do for him. It is not a steady bleed, just when he is leaning over and drinking or eating
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

There's nothing that caretakers can do other than keeping their pet as quiet as possible. Stopgap treatment involves sedating these dogs and packing their nose with epinephrine-soaked cotton - something dogs wouldn't allow when awake. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.
Hi Linda,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Squeezer. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin