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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Mydog is sniffing really hard like having a bunged up nose What do you think it is? She al

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Mydog is sniffing really hard like having a bunged up nose What do you think it is? She also hacks most days like a cat coughing up a fur ball.she does have some lumps on her ribs but dont seam to be causing her any problems . She is 12.5 years old .
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

How long has she had this sniffing and hacking?

If you put your hand in front of her nostrils, does one have less air flow out then the other?

Has she developed any snoring or voice change?

Any discharges from her nose? What color? From one nostril or both?

Any retching, vomiting, or appetite change?
How is she otherwise?