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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I think he got a foxtail stuck in his nose he is sneezing

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I think he got a foxtail stuck in his nose he is sneezing constantly and it was bleeding earlier
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Customer: He is a Boston terrier so he has an extremely short snout
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Yes, you've described a foxtail that has found its way into his nasal passage. It needs to be removed under light anesthesia at your earliest convenience lest it lodges in the nasal mucosa and abscesses. An on-call vet can remove it with a pair of alligator forceps. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have a vet appointment for vaccines tomorrow morning, should I wait for that or go to the emergency clinic tonight?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

The ER. He's not going to stop sneezing and he'll sneeze blood all over until the foxtail is removed. These often continue to migrate deeper into the nasal passage where it becomes harder to find and remove. They very rarely can be sneezed out. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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

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