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Foreign body in nose/throat

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by curluscat, May 10, 2010.

  1. curluscat

    curluscat PetForums Junior

    Sep 30, 2008
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    Hi, I'm concerned that Dolly has something caught at the back of her nose/throat. She's intermittently making snorting, sneezing type noises and occasionally sounding like she wants to vomit (retching). After one of her 'sneezing' episodes yesterday I thought something came from her nose - wood, soil? but can't be sure. Has anyone else had experience of this - I've thought of letting her sniff pepper to hopefully clear whatever it is. What does anyone think? This problem is only happening now and then, she's slept all night without one episode but it happened again when she got up.

    Thanks for listening, any advice appreciated.
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

    Apr 15, 2009
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    Personally id be getting her to the vets today.

    It might be an upper airway infection, mine had something similar a few months ago and required an extended course of antibiotics and had to be kept indoors for 10 days.

    If it is a foriegn body, it may be stuck (some grass seeds have a little barb on them) and need removing under anaesthetic. If left too long they can cause some really nasty infections.
  3. Shamen

    Shamen Guest

    sorry to say it but i think making her sniff pepper is cruel,

    if there is something in lodged in her nose or throat she really needs to see a vet, i wondered if it might be kennel cough because shes retching but as shes sneezing aswell maybe not.
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