I'll bet that was a sight to see--cat tail "poofs" everywhere! :)
It is certainly possible that Willow has some irritation from the little fluffy things, even without them getting lodged in her sinuses.
It was, but also, it didn't have the gone to seed look of a cattail. More like a frozen version of a cattail (we're in alaska)
At this point, I would just monitor her and maybe give her some Benadryl as an antihistamine. How much does she weigh?
She weighs about 45 lbs
I would try giving her 50 mg (that would be 2 adult Benadryls) every 8 hours for the next couple of days and see if that helps. It might make her a little sleepy (but knowing young golden retrievers, it probably won't affect her at all!)
I would start to get more concerned if the sneezing doesn't subside over the next few days, seems to be getting more frequent, or if she starts sneezing blood droplets.
I did call our vet's office, and of course they said bring her right in so they could scope her nose.
But it is not much sneezing and if I could avoid a Sunday urgent care emergency bill I
I think you can wait. If there is something stuck up there, the sneezing won
darn enter key!!! If there is something stuck up there, the sneezing won't improve and there will start to be a discharge from the nose.
Sounds good. Thank you for the piece of mind. I was feeling terrible for not rushing her off to the vets office. But also I know they have to play it safe.
You're welcome. Hope Willow feels better soon!
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX flush her nose with saline?