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My dog has a stuffy nose, congestion and trouble breathing.

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What can I give my dog that has been diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure and is having a stuffy nose, congestion and difficulty breathing due to the mucus?

Hi. I will do my best to help.

How much does your dog weight?

Any discharge from the nose? If so, what color?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Her normal weight is around 12-14 lbs, but right now she weighs about 10 lbs. There is a very small amount of clear discharge from the nose, but she has a lot of clear saliva in her mouth.

Thanks for the update.

I would suggest to getting some human over-the-counter Chlortrimetron 4mg tablets and give 1/2 tablet every 12 hours to help with the nasal congestion. This drug is an anti-histamine that also can help dry up the nose. If after giving this for 2 to 3 days and there is no improvement, then she needs to go back to your vet for a recheck and get some prescription medication.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Is Chlortrimeton better than diphenhydramine (Benadryl)? I had read about using the Benadryl but not the Chlortrimeton.

Benadryl is only antihistamine with no effects for the nose. Chlortrimetron is the one to use for nasal allergy problems.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks.

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