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my dog cant breathe through his nose. sounds horrible and

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my dog can't breathe through his nose. sounds horrible and keeps hacking. is there anything i can do until I can take him to the vet on Monday?
I am sorry your dog is so sick with upper respiratory congestion. It would be best to try to take him in to an emergency veterinary clinic for an exam and work up or at least supportive care treatment, but if not possible, buy nasal saline (any pharmacy or grocery store in the cold/sinus care area) and put 6-8 drops in each nostril every 4-5 hours until you can get in. The saline drops will loosen up mucous. Good luck on this.
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I hope all is going well.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Took him to the vet Monday morning. He had to be put down.

Sorry to hear that but was best if treatment options not possible. At least he is not suffering.

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