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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog was outside running along our fence line after the

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My dog was outside running along our fence line after the neighbors dog and came to the back door with a bloody nose that included a small clot. He is also coughing periodically.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Rocky is 10 years old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Rocky?
Customer: He is on Phenobarbital for seizures and has been for 8 years now.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Rocky. Is the fence a type in which Rocky could lodge his nose and the other dog then latch on to it? Bleeding into the back of his throat could result in coughing.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No the fence is not one that could have caused it.Tthere doesn't appear to be any scrapes or cuts
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information. Is there possible exposure to an anticoagulant rodenticide such as d-CON? Such a poisoning can cause bleeding into the lungs resulting in coughing. Can you tell if the epistaxis (bloody nose) involves both nostrils or just one?