Dog has bad sinus congestion

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Aug 25th, 2005 01:36
Louisiana
Gary
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Does anyone have experience with dog sinus allergies or dog nasal congestion. I have a female Chow/ Sheppard mix, 6 yrs. old who developed bad congestion 9 or 10 months ago. She goes through coughing & hacking spells daily in an attempt to cough up mucus but usually none comes up.My vet. has checked her twice & done some basic tests. LSU's Veterinary school examined her & did some tests which revealed nothing excet to say that it's some type of allergy. The vet suggested treating it with benedryl but it only has a slight effect. Any help would be appreciated. Gary, Baton Rouge, LA
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Oct 19th, 2005 05:40
Nebraska
goldenmom
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Gary, I am having a similar problem with one of my goldens. He is miserable. Same story, vet says to give benedryl. We're going to a new vet tomorrow for another opinion. If I learn something new, will add to forum.
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Oct 23rd, 2005 13:34
California
Daphne_Reid
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unfortunately most of the actually effective medications can only be used for a couple of days; and this isn't solving the problem. As silly as it might sound, your dog may be more sensitive to dust and dog hair remnants in your home than you are... try being extra fastidious when doing the cleaning; and another tip is to put a whole bucket of water sat in the room where they sleep to help humidify the air - you'll be amazed at how much evaporates in a warm room overnight. If you can keep those airways moist the mucus is more likely to come up easier. Also make sure he's not getting any milk bi-products in his diet - this can really increase mucus production.
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