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My 6 yr old standard wire-haired dachshund has been

Hi there,My 6 yr old standard wire-haired dachshund has been investigated for persistent sneezing with mucus from his nose. The resultant diagnosis is non-allergic chronic rhinitis.As a complication from investigations at a specialist practice 10 days ago (CT scan, rhinoscopy, nasal biopsy), he got pneumonia and was hopsitalised locally (incl oxygen) for a few days.He is currently taking Synulox and Metacam and doing much better, he is bright and the mucus is changing from a yellow/green sticky substance to the normal egg white consistency with streaks of green which is how he was before the investigations. So now we return to look at treating the rhinitis.The specialist centre want to change his antibiotics to either doxycycline or azithromycin for a 2-3 month basis, whilst continuing with the metacam, but I have concerns.Firstly with the doxycycline, I have read numerous alarming reports about dogs dying or requiring euthanasia from even 1-2 doses, plus liver damage and burnt/scarred oesophagus and stomach ulcers'.With azithromycin I read that 'The most common potential side effects associated with azithromycin include gastrointestinal problems like abdominal discomfort, vomiting and diarrhea. Angioedema and jaundice can also result from taking azithromycin, although the chances are rare'.Neither of these options seem worth the risk for a snotty nose?At this point I have to mention that last month he ate a ball and had his stomach opened up to remove the pieces. He became allergic to the stiches and had swelling. His scar has healed quite tightly across the bottom of his ribcage and he sometimes has trouble stretching out. I am concerned his stomach is still healing, or at least that it may be sensitive.Are there any other less anti-biotics that I could consider which are less harsh on his body? He has had so many sedations, anaesthesia's, x-rays, scans, ultrasounds and procedures over the last two months I want to do my best to protect him.If you need any other info please let me know.Kind regards,Louise

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My dog seems to have a sinus infection, s eye are messy, at

my dog seems to have a sinus infection, his eye are messy, at least in the am and when he has been sleeping.

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Rebecca

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Shock collar put on too tight and burrowed it's way into my

Shock collar put on too tight and burrowed it's way into my dogs neck. It smells really bad. I'm cleaning it up just wondering what's the best thing to do after clean up?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Haylee. 12.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Haylee?Customer: She is super high energy and I can't believe this hasn't slowed her down. I feel awful. She is prone to ear infections but her ears are perfect right now. She has sensitive skin. Once in a while she tends to have a dry patch here or there. Right now since her neck, she has been licking her two front legs like crazy but I'm assuming it is because she can't get to her neck. This is the third day I smelled that awful smell and finally figured out what was wrong so it's fresh. She has no collar on now.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My miniature daschhund seems to have a sinus infection. He

My miniature daschhund seems to have a sinus infection. He is sneezing and has some blood tinged dark yellow mucus at times. He is behaving normally. He is eating and drinking well. He weighs 12 pounds. Is Levaquin safe to give to him. if so, what dosage?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is***** is 5 years old.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Blue?Customer: He is healthy and utd on vaccinationJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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My puppy has lower energy and sometimes has yellow/

My puppy has lower energy and sometimes has yellow/green discharge out of his noseJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your puppy. What is the puppy's name?Customer: OttoJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Otto?Customer: today I am starting to use liquid immuno and benedrylJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Repetitive sneezing to the point I think she may not be able

Repetitive sneezing to the point I think she may not be able to catch her breath. She is a senior Chihuhuahua and weighs less than 5 lbs. Took her to our vet. Her heart sounds fine and she looks fine. X-ray showed fluid on her lungs so he prescribed Lasix. It is not helping. He did not run any blood tests. It seems worse when she goes to bed with me at night so I suspect it may be allergy causing the problem.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Chickie. She was a rescue so her estimated age is 13-14 years.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chicken?Customer: Chickie. Her teeth are bad but she has a bad reaction to anesthesia so we have been unable to have a dental done.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Border collie/lab mix 16 years old will not eat or drink, is

Border collie/lab mix 16 years old will not eat or drink, is lethargic, rapid weight loss, mucus from nose and penis.

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HE HAS DISCHARGE COMING FROM HIS NOSE WHEN HE SNEEZES, ALOT.

HE HAS DISCHARGE COMING FROM HIS NOSE WHEN HE SNEEZES, ALOT. ALSO HE IS MAKING A NOISE THAT SOUND LIKE SNORTING.

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My 2-year old dog is experiencing what we believe to be

Hi,My 2-year old dog is experiencing what we believe to be allergies or post-nasal drip - or maybe a sinus infection? He's very healthy and active.Symptoms: (most for the past 5-7 days)More slobbery than usual - not a whole lot, but more than usualSounds very congested while sleeping or laying calmlyHas hacked up phlegm twice this week - clear and foamy - last time was this morningSeems a little fatiguedHasn't eaten todayStomach is gurgling very loudly - maybe due to sinus drainage?The pollen levels in my area are through the roof. My husband and I are so sick and sniffly, so I can only imagine how he feels spending most of his day outside! Also, I've been reading about bloat in dogs, and it terrifies me!Any and all advice/suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Can't get him into vet's office until Tuesday morning.

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