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My 11 year old german shepherd has pure blood coming from

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Hello. My 11 year old german shepherd has pure blood coming from his nose and heavy eye boogers. At night he snores so loud I hear the congestion. What could be wrong?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: marley
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about marley?
Customer: No he has been pretty healthy his entire life.
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 13 days ago.

Hi I am Dr. Denney. I am currently reviewing your post now. Please give me a few minutes to type my response. Thank you for trusting us with your question.

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 13 days ago.

He may be developing a condition called rhinitis or inflammation in the nasal passages (why you are seeing blood possibly).

Rhinitis can be caused by

1. Infection

2. inflammatory (allergy)

3. Auto immune : where the body may not have enough platelets to clot so any little sneeze or snort can cause bleeding

4. In an older pup we can see cancer of the nasal passages and as much as I hope this is not the case it is a possibility

Generally in a case like this I would recommend making an appointment with your regular veterinarian as we need to get some testing done to narrow the list down.

Diagnostics I would recommend

1. Baseline blood work (checking for auto immune)

2. X-rays of the nasal passages

3. Culture and sensitivity of the blood coming from the nasal passages to check for infectious organisms

4. Discuss referral for in depth imaging and biopsy if we do not get answer from the above tests

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 13 days ago.

Once we know what we are dealing with your veterinarian can get a treatment plan to manage or treat the condition

Your veterinarian may start him on antibiotics, steroids or topical therapies to help manage symptoms while waiting on test results.

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 13 days ago.

I Hope this helps

Good luck.

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Kind regards,

Dr. Meghan Denney

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 10 days ago.

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

Dr. Meghan Denney