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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. It is possible that it is just an allergy, but you cannot completely rule out an impending upper respiratory infection. A nasal foreign body, nasal mites and a nasal tumor are all potential causes. I would expect a lot of sneezing and possibly some nasal discharge with these. Given that there is no discharge from the nose and no other signs of illness, I would probably treat for an allergy first. Antihistamines, such as Benadryl, may help. Benadryl is usually safe, but since she is 15, I would just check with your vet to make sure there is nothing in her history that would make Benadryl contraindicated. If not resolving with that, I would start her on antibiotics, assuming that symptoms haven't started to get worse. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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Hello. I was following up to see how Talula is doing and to see if you have any further questions.