Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

What would cause a dog to have a bloody nose?

Customer Question
What would cause a dog to have a bloody nose?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 34 minutes by:
7/31/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30,846
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified
How old is Nikita, please? There are quite a few causes of epistaxis (bloody nose) but neoplasia (cancer) is the most common cause in our older dogs. The differential diagnosis list includes neoplasia, trauma, a foreign body (such as a plant awn/foxtail), fungal infection, bleeding disorders such as platelet or coagulation factor defects, and systemic diseases causing hyperviscosity ("thick blood") such as multiple myeloma, the tick-borne infections ehrlichiosis and babesiosis, erythrocytosis (increased numbers of red blood cells), and leishmaniasis (rare in the United States). If Nikita has been bleeding for more than 24 hours, initial testing should include a complete blood count including a platelet count and testing for the tick-borne infections in your area. If nothing untoward is found in such testing, scoping of her nose is indicated. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Wow looked up information on neoplasia and she has all those symptoms. She is 12 years old. Had surgery in March to remove a baseball sized cyst on your ovary. It was cancerous. In the last three- four weeks she has stopped eating. Which is strange this dog LOVES food. Three days ago she starting dragging her left back foot. And is running into things.... This morning she had a bloody nose and still does this evening. I have a bet appointment in Monday. What tests do you think they should run??
Thank you,
Vanessa
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Oh my. Such profound anorexia in any dog is worrisome much less with one demonstrating epistaxis. Dragging her foot in association with running into things suggests encephalopathy (brain disorder). Putting this all together suggests metastasis of that ovarian cancer to her head - brain and nose, at least. Initial testing should be a senior/geriatric diagnostic panel of blood and urine tests. Findings in that panel and her physical exam will dictate whether it makes sense to proceed to imaging in the form of X-rays. I can't see subjecting her to expensive and stressful diagnostics such as CT or MRI. You're welcome, Vanessa. I wish I could be more encouraging. Please continue our conversation if you wish.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Vanessa,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Nikita. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30,846
30,846 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Took our dog to Vet last week. She has nose bleeds and
Took our dog to Vet last week. She has nose bleeds and choking she gave.her vitamin K1, said she must have eaten rat poison. After a week the bleeding started up again . Cost about 200,00. What can we… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
30,846 satisfied customers
My dog namelyDusty has been bleeding through its nose for
Hi there my dog namelyDusty has been bleeding through its nose for almost two months.We have now noticed that he has a swollen gum problem and is at times drooling. Can you please advise me on its con… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
Has bone tumour on nose and now has frequent nose bleeds.
Has bone tumour on nose and now has frequent nose bleeds. Told vet but not getting clear answer. When is nose bleeds too much?? She had 3 today … read more
Joan
Joan
Private
353 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old Toy Poodle/Pomeranian with brain
Hi, I have an 8 year old Toy Poodle/Pomeranian with brain cancer, he can't stand or walk and I think it merciful to have him put down. He is traumatized going to the vet.. I wanted it to be as kind fo… read more
Sheena Christensen
Sheena Christensen
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
37 satisfied customers
Came home and 9 wk old puppy was bleeding from nose and face
Came home and 9 wk old puppy was bleeding from nose and face is swollen. Also vomited and popped since we brought her inside. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,629 satisfied customers
Our 13 yr old dog has nose bleed and sneezing. Vet is closed
Our 13 yr old dog has nose bleed and sneezing. Vet is closed til Monday.She has had breathing problems all week, I gave her a Benadryl to calm her down. i have Predisone. Thinking of starting her on t… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
30,846 satisfied customers
He scraped nose while retrieving and was bleeding. Applied
He scraped nose while retrieving and was bleeding. Applied wet compress until bleeding subsided. How treat the scraped nose and will black pigment come back. … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
She is on Phenobarbital and steroids for a brain tumor...has
She is on Phenobarbital and steroids for a brain tumor...has had radiation...She is limbing on her one back leg she had TPLO surgery. Can I give her Tramadol for pain with these drugs? She may have a … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
Dog is having severe nose bleed. Looks like crime scene.
Dog is having severe nose bleed. Looks like crime scene. Epistaxis paired with large clots coming out of right nostril. Went to emergency vet and they recommend endoscopic scope. I'm trying to help na… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
30,846 satisfied customers
Nose bleeds, seen several vets and done many tests to rule
nose bleeds, seen several vets and done many tests to rule out obvious causes. Finally was told that the inside of his nose is damaged, similar to what happens to cocaine users. they said there is not… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,629 satisfied customers
My dog has been bleeding on and off from the nose. My
My dog has been bleeding on and off from the nose . My previous dog had the same thing. I think he passed away because of this.Could it be environmental/ … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
30,846 satisfied customers
She is over 14 yrs .hasaddusons and brain tumor.takes 30 mg
She is over 14 yrs .hasaddusons and brain tumor.takes 30 mg vetoryl in am only. Rushed around and accidentally husband gave another vetoryl 2hr ago.she was to take neurotoxin @10 on est. What should I… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
30,846 satisfied customers
His nose s bleeding at night no wounds can be found he is 3
his nose s bleeding at night no wounds can be found he is 3 yrs old golden sheperd mixx … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
He has a nose bleed but only in the morning. I have some
he has a nose bleed but only in the morning. I have some drops from the vet but its still the same … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
My dog is currently on the following medications for brain
My dog is currently on the following medications for brain inflammation/potential tumor and related nausea: prednisone, cerenia, omeprazole, and misoprostol Can he also have metronidzole for diarrhea?… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
Been having nose bleed a few days last week and it started
been having nose bleed a few days last week and it started up again today. Have been giving him prescription drugs from the vet which … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
Newborn puppy went limo and started bleeding from the nose
Newborn puppy went limo and started bleeding from the nose after manual feeding. Wasn't able to feed naturally. Now occasionally convulses … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
Dogs nose is dry, cracked and bleeding.. constant licking of
Dogs nose is dry, cracked and bleeding.. constant licking of nose and carpet … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
30,846 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x