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My dog keeps sneezing
An_245311 posted:
I live in the country and weeds have kinda gotten out of control at the moment in my field. My beagle runs free most evenings after I get home from work. Lately, she's begun sneezing and coughing (she's had the nose drops for kennel cough). I gave her a Benadryl last night because she was sneezing and coughing so badly. She got up this morning sneezing again. Would she have a seasonal allergy (she's scratching as well even though I use the Frontline Plus)? What do I do? She also has lyme disease.

Thank you,
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Sounds like your pup has a great life of being able to run around and get a lot of exercise. Yes, it may be allergies and as with people, there are a myriad of antihistamines because one doesn't work for everyone. I would hope that you are giving an apppropriate amount for your dog's weight. Too many folks will under or over dose thinking that they are little people. The best person to assist you in determining the correct dose and the appropriate medication is your primary care veterinarian. It is also possible that she may have inhaled a plant awn (weed) that is irritating her nasal passages. This can be very serious because pets can inhale these plant pieces into their lungs. Please make an appointment to have your pet examined ASAP.

Wishing you a speedy resolution....
Dr. Bernadine Cruz
Lamb1952 replied to Bernadine Cruz, DVM's response:
Thank you for your response. I ended up taking her to the vet. She is now on an antibotic and cortisone.


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