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my dog is sneezing bloody mucus

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my dog is sneezing bloody mucus
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 8 years ago.

There are a number of possibilities of what might cause this.

A dental infection can abscess into the nose and drain bloody fluids.

A weed seed or other debris in the nose can cause infection and injury.

A bacterial or fungal infection is another possibility.

If the dog got into rodent poison sometimes the first sign of the bleeding that goes with that is a bloody nose.

A tumor can also cause this.

You can read more about nose bleeds in dogs here including first aid info

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_epistaxis__the_bloody_nose.html

and more about nasal issues in dogs here

http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/ClientED/nasal.aspx

and that site has a good picture of how the inside of a dog's nose looks.

Hope this helps you!