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Has a nasal culture been performed?Was anything of interest found on the CT?Has she has a rhinoscopy?
Excellent. Your next steps should be the rhinoscopy with culture and biopsy, if indicated.These tests would allow the vet to look at the tissues close up to see if there is anything obvious that is wrong. We can see bacterial and fungal infections in this area that can cause similar symptoms. Biopsies are often taken to be sure that there are no abnormalities on a cellular level of the tissue (in essence to confirm the presence of just inflammation or something worse, if present). The culture will help determine if there is any antibiotic course (or set of courses) which would effectively treat this type of affliction.Be advised, if this has been prolonged that erosion of the nasal terbinates may have occurred at which point you may not ever get ahead of the symptoms even if effectively treated.
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