Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/06

bleeding nose

Hi, i have a 12 year old golden retriever male dog. i have noticed over the past few months that he sneezes a lot and it sound as if he is wheezing, last night , noticed that his nose started to bleed:(, we had taken him to the vet 2 weeks ago because he was not eating, he was put on a course of antibiotics(moxypen). i would like to know if this could be a tumor or something sinus related? do you suggest that i take him in to the vet again?please help.

thank you

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Dear Anon

At that age I think you a tumour is likely and the prognoses grave.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/07

No, the vet did not check if anything was in his nose, i will take him as soon as i can, thank you for the website, i will go and check it out right now!

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/06/07

Oops - just noticed the dog is 12, not 2 - make the vet do some blood tests!

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/06/07

Yes, absolutely take him to the vet again. Any nasal bleeding is abnormal and must be taken seriously, although if you' re lucky, the cause may well be minor.

Did the vet check the dog for foreign objects in his nose?

A bleeding nose could also be from a blood disorder - not clotting properly, eg leukemia - this is unlikely in a 2-y-o dog, but needs to be ruled out.

Have a serious chat to the vet, and make sure he does a serious examination - if you feel you' re not being taken seriously, change vets.

Meantime, go have a look at www followed by - there is quite a bit of information there. The more you know, the more meaningful a discussion you can have with your vet. Make notes and take them with you, if necessary! Understanding the vet' s thought-processes can only help you in looking after your dog.

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