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My dog has been doing a lot of sneezing ,sniffely ,sleeping alot,will eat sometimes goes for his daily walk,but drinks plenty of water...could this be a bad sinus infection

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is your dog's name and age?

Toby and hes 10 years old Shin tzu

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Toby?

10 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Toby?

Toby also has seizures and is on Pheobarbital

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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. To answer you directly, a bad sinus infection is unlikely unless there were respiratory signs leading up to Toby's sneezing, sniffing, and somnolence, e.g., long-standing conjunctivitis, sneezing, clouded or discolored nasal discharge, an increased respiratory rate, or perhaps teeth root abscesses that has eaten through the base of the nasal cavities. At this time his behavior can represent inhalant allergies, immune-mediated inflammation in the nasal cavities (plasmacytic/lymphocytic), a foreign body in the nose, neoplasia in the nose, and, yes, bacterial, viral, mite, or fungal infection in the sinus or nose. Toby's vet will want to perform a thorough physical exam which might include scoping of the nose under sedation as well as cytology (microscopic exam looking for evidence of infection, neoplasia, mites). Bacterial culture might be recommended as well. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 24 days ago
I will be taking Toby to the vet tomorrow
She will be giving him a complete physical

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