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Our English Bulldog has had a runny nose lately. Nothing else.

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Our English Bulldog has had a runny nose lately. Nothing else. He got his shots 2 weeks ago and vet seen him. He has had allergies all his life. Is this something to worry about?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. Andy :

Hello. I am reviewing your question now.

Dr. Andy :

Hello, well it is not an emergency, however:

Dr. Andy :

A runny nose, whether clear discharge or not, can still be an indication for a upper respiratory infection.

Dr. Andy :

So, I would also continue to monitor for any sneezing or coughing fits and/or eye discharge.

Dr. Andy :

With allergies, I assume your vet has addressed that, but you can give a little benadryl, which might help a bit.

Dr. Andy :

Benadryl can be given at a dose of 1mg per pound of body weight. Keep in mind, Benadryl tablets and liquids come in different sizes. So, an approximately 25 pound dog can get a full 25mg tablet or a half of a 50mg tablet. I usually avoid the liquid Benadryl in larger dogs (you would have to give too much of it). You can give Benadryl every 8-12 hours. Benadryl can sometimes be a bit sedating, so keep that in mind.


Dr. Andy :

If the nasal discharge ever turns brown, green, or bloody, definitely get into a vet.

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