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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Juniorlover. What a tough time and I know exactly what you're going through.

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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Thanks to all of you for your kind words and condolences. I have never had a pet like Junior, and never realized how wonderful a truly "good dog" could hurt to let go of. My question is: Have any of you ever gone to attend the cremation? I have set a time with the crematorium to attend. Their brochure said that owners could attend and when I talked to them they stated that some people do this. I feel as though I need to be with Junior for one last time. I can't forget the way he cried when he couldn't find me in the house because he was so hard of hearing he couldn't tell where I was calling from, even yesterday when he could no longer see at all out of his left eye he wanted me to be touching him so he knew I was there. We plan to spread his ashes in his yard where he dug, rolled, romped and sniffed most of his life. And, could someone please tell when I will stop crying! To worry and fret and be so needed by such a loveable guy, well it is just painful! Boy, I think I need therapy!
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It will get better--you just have to get all the tears out. Everyone grieves at their own pace, but eventually the happy memories will start pushing away the sad ones and you'll start to smile when you think of him again. Just remember that Junior wouldn't want you to stay unhappy.

We've never attended a pet cremation, but we attended our Mom's cremation. I think that's pretty wonderful that they'll let you do that for a pet!
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Old April 8th, 2009, 04:38 PM
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Thanks hazelrunpack, your words of wisdom and concern are truly comforting.
And you are right, Junior always wanted us to be happy, he was always happy, even though his natural appearance made him look sad. It is a good thing he was such a mild mannered dog, we never needed to correct him he was perfect! Chris21711-can you post a picture of your Skippy, I would love to see him!
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Hi I have been reading this thread with much sadness for you guys, I found this forum through searching the net for nose bleeds in dogs. I have just joined today, I am worried about one of my rescue bull terriers, Dukie he has just turned 2 years old and a few days ago he started bleeding from one of his nostrils, not a full on bleed more like a bloody oozing, he is not bothered by it, he seems very well in himself and is still wanting to do his very favourite pastime of chasing his ball, we have seen our vet and she has prescribed a short course of antibiotics in case of infection, we have another appointment to see her next Friday, we trust her, she is a very good vet and will do all the tests she can to help Dukie, one of the things we like about her is that she will refer us to a specialist if she can not find anything herself so he is in the right hands and we also have him insured so the fees are not a worry thank goodness, she was very honest with us and told us that it is very difficult to diagnose bleeds from a dogs nose but we have every confidence she will do her very best to find out what is wrong, she knows Dukie is nervous when he goes to the vets so she got down on the floor with him and gave him a massage to relax him.
My husband Buzz and I are really worried for Dukie after reading about all the beloved dogs in this thread my heart goes out to all of you.
My question is do young dogs get nasal cancer? I realise that there can be other causes of nose bleeds and I am hoping with all my heart that Dukie's nose bleed is something simple that can be sucessfully treated, he had a tough life before he came to us when he was one year old and we would like to see him live a long and happy life to kind of make up for the very bad first year of his life.
I was also wondering if cancer in the nose always caused big bleeds or can it be just a sort of bloody discharge?

This is Dukie.
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juniorlover, Chris has problems posting pics and although she's tried, she couldn't attach the pic of Skippy. So, on behalf of Chris, here is Skippy:

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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:01 AM
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oh how cute!

Thanks for the pic of Skippy. Really makes me miss Junior. Bassets are such cuddle bugs! Give Skippy a hug for me.
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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:09 AM
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I am feeling alot better these days..thanks for asking hazelrunpack. There is a huge void at our house, so much so, that I have contacted the Basset Rescue in our area and will hopefully volunteer in some capacity to help with other Bassets that are in need. I realize that I just love the Basset personality and received so much love from Junior that I want to give it back in some way. I am not sure that I am ready for another dog yet so this is the best way for me to fill the void. I will continue to check in with this thread and hopefully can also help someone who is experiencing this dreaded nasal cancer disease with their beloved pet.
All that I went through with Junior was just heartbreaking, but this thread was my connection to suppport, reassurance and information. I am so grateful to all of you, hazelrunpack, kimccallum, growler, chris21711, jdflea, and anyone I might have missed!
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Old April 21st, 2009, 02:03 PM
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Junior was such a lucky guy to have you. Every happy memory you ever made together, ties you together. He'll be in your heart always!

Volunteering with a basset rescue sounds like a wonderful idea! Will you eventually have the chance to maybe foster one or two in need? ...not that I know much about fostering--we 'fostered' Grace, which is why we ended up with 8 instead of 7 I've only ever been a foster failure....
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Thanks for the pic of Skippy. Really makes me miss Junior. Bassets are such cuddle bugs! Give Skippy a hug for me.
Your welcome juniorlover...thankyou Hazel for posting Skip's pic

It is wonderful of you juniorlover to think of volunteering with the Basset rescue in your area, that's what I have in my plans....'cept the Hubby is unaware of my plans at the present time.....They are a very special breed of dog you either love 'em or hate 'em....You, obviously loved 'em. Junior was one very lucky Hound Dog to have shared his life with you.
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I really do just love basset hounds, chris 21711. I don't know where the rescue society will lead me hazelrunpack, but I am thinking that I will not be happy being "dogless" for too long! We were the lucky ones to have Junior, and yes I will alway have him in my heart!
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I really do just love basset hounds, chris 21711. I don't know where the rescue society will lead me hazelrunpack, but I am thinking that I will not be happy being "dogless" for too long! We were the lucky ones to have Junior, and yes I will alway have him in my heart!
I'm thinking juniorlover that the Basset rescue will lead you to a new found love....always treasuring the time you had with your Junior
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Red face Thank you!

I hadn't realized how long it's been! It was hard even to write about Shrek without crying...even now. But I hope to check in every once in awhile to see if I can be of assistance to anyone.

Thank you Hazelrun, Growler, Juniorlover, for your comfort and support ; and everyone else who followed our posts.

Juniorlover, so sorry to hear about Junior . He was lovely. It's obvious from the way you describe his behaviour, that it was such a comfort to him to have you, and that it was great that you were there for him constantly.
It will take a long time for the hurting to fade :sad:, but as a result of your love for him who knows how many Bassets may be helped/comforted (what a great legacy to him) if you volunteer at the Basset Rescue.
I'll be thinking of you.

-chris 21711 what a nice picture, Skippy looks very sweet and comfortable.

(I hadn't thought to do this before, but Shrek left a little legacy of his own. One friend made a donation in his memory to an association that researches cancer treatments for pets, and another made a donation to Danes-in-Distress. It was heartwarming when they told me.) There are so many great ways we can remember our companions.

to everyone still going through this.

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Good to hear from you JDFlea. I hope you do stop in now and then! I often think about the posters in this thread and wonder how things are going for them.
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Hi, about two years ago I visited my regular vet because my dog Ruby was sneezing more than normal and had a clearish discharge. She always had ear troubles and we thought the nose discharge was maybe a light infection, allergies or age. Her eyes were also turning blueish and her vision was impaired. Went to a eye specialist and discovered she had a corneal edema which could result in ulcers, pain etc...I spent months dealing with the idea that she would be blind. Next, I noticed a bump on the bridge of her nose. My vet felt since it was not an ulcer that it may go away on its own. Then came the bump above one of her eyes and we were off to get a biopsy and scan. Sure enough it was nasal carcinoma. The first oncologist said she has weeks to live and that it was too late for any radiation. If I wanted to do it the 20 treatments would leave her in such bad shape it would not be worth it. The second doctor said lets do 5 treatments to increase her quality of life and try to stop the growth temporarily.

We did the 5 and I do believe that it has helped to keep her with us for a bit more. It also gave us all time to realize what was happening and come to terms.

It has been a journey of bleeding non stop through the nose, eye, difficulty breathing at night and blindness as of this week. She also has an orange size tumor on the top of her head and it is heart breaking to look at. She is still fighting and Ruby is still present however, I know the end is near.

My message is... my intuition said the initial symptoms of sneezing were not right. I did not follow my intuition and listened to my vet. If you notice that your pet is sneezing have a scan done. Don't wait. You cannot deal with what you cannot see. I am aching with the fact that I did not take action. I am up all night waiting for her to breathe and waiting for her to stop breathing. My heart breaks that I failed her. Yes, she has been with me for 10.5 years. I still feel I could have saved her from going this soon. Listen to your intuition. I love my regular vet but this was out of her specialty. She has been very helpful and caring but ultimately you hold the cards. I am living with extreme guilt and pain. k
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rubyrue, I'm so sorry you and Ruby are going through this

But don't feel guilty...even with a quick diagnosis and early treatment this one seems hard to beat. You've given Ruby a wonderful life and when it's time, you'll ease her passing. She asks for no more--and you can give her no better gift.

So try to focus on your girl's needs and enjoy every minute you have with her. Ruby is a very lucky girl to have you
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:12 PM
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nose bleed

I am so sorry so many have lost their friends.

I have posted before about my 2 dogs.
Do you think 2 dogs could be infected the same way
within 2 weeks of each other.?
My dogs went really fast , breathing ok, to heavy in a
matter of hours and died 6 hours later. The other dog just
bled heavy and died within 12 hours.

This sounds terrible but I seem to be grieving more
over losing my dog of 12 years than I did my
husband of 1.5 years. Maybe my memory is bad too...lol..

I want another animal soooo bad but afraid there is
something wrong in my yard.

Time is supose to help. I hope it helps all that posted here,
in this thread.


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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:18 PM
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Ann, did the vet ever try to pinpoint anything like a fungus or ask about the possibility of them getting into something toxic?

Nasal cancer is usually pretty slow to develop...certainly not just over a matter of days or a couple of weeks...so I doubt that that's what happened to your two furbabies.
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My question is do young dogs get nasal cancer? I realise that there can be other causes of nose bleeds and I am hoping with all my heart that Dukie's nose bleed is something simple that can be sucessfully treated, he had a tough life before he came to us when he was one year old and we would like to see him live a long and happy life to kind of make up for the very bad first year of his life.
I was also wondering if cancer in the nose always caused big bleeds or can it be just a sort of bloody discharge?

This is Dukie.
Somehow I missed your post, snapdragon!

Dukie is sweetheart!!! Have you found out any new information since you posted?

The short answers to the questions you posted are that young dogs are not as likely to get nasal cancer, but they can--and that the bleeds do start out small. Our Priscilla started with just a bloody discharge.

But you're right--there are other causes for the symptoms and they should be investigated, especially in younger dogs. Grass awns can work their way into nasal passages, for instance, and cause infection or a chronic irritation that can result in bleeding. Sometimes just flushing the nose will dislodge the awn and the bleeding stops

I hope you got good news from the vet!

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My heart breaks that I failed her. Yes, she has been with me for 10.5 years. I still feel I could have saved her from going this soon. Listen to your intuition. I love my regular vet but this was out of her specialty. She has been very helpful and caring but ultimately you hold the cards. I am living with extreme guilt and pain. k
Hello Rubyrue,

I can't ease the pain, but I have met one person who spent over $30,000 and took her dog to the States for treatment and did absolutely everything her specialist suggested, from surgery to pinpoint radiation, to chemo. She said that she'd never do it again, because her dog was miserable, and the nose cancer came back worse in the end.

What I am saying is, although I agree that following your intuition can be a good thing, you did not fail Ruby. You did the best you could under the circumstances and with what you knew at the time. I'm sure you will cherish the time you both have together, and I'm sure Ruby knows that you love her very much.

I'll be thinking of you both.
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[QUOTE=
Do you think 2 dogs could be infected the same way
within 2 weeks of each other.?

I want another animal soooo bad but afraid there is
something wrong in my yard.]

Hi Ann,

like Hazelrun said, I've heard of nose cancer usually being quite slow to develop. Perhaps they were exposed to something, in the yard or elsewhere?

It might not be bad with something like that, if you can't pinpoint what it is, to wait awhile to make sure any causes have had a chance to clear. (I had a small animal once that infected my other small animals, despite all my efforts I couldn't save them. Even though the vet told me I was fine to get another, I found out after losing another pet, that I had to wait 6 months for my house to be clear. It worked.)

That must have been so hard for you to go through. I hope things work out if you decide to get another fur-kid.
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Duckie is so adorable!

I hope it is something treatable.
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Unhappy Nosebleed...

Today was absolutely terrible. My dog's nose was bleeding like crazy. And I've been reading some of these posted and I pray to god it isn't cancer. The side of her face has been swollen too. Could that be a tumor?
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Welcome to the board, PerkyPooch. I'm sorry it's under such difficult circumstances.

Your very first step should be a trip to the vet--and if the bleeding doesn't stop by tomorrow, or if she's had a significant loss of blood, a trip to the emergency vet is in order. A cool compress on the nose might help to stop the bleeding if she'll stand still for it.

The symptoms could be anything from infection to cancer to just bruising from head trauma. Is it possible she was running and hit a tree (don't laugh! I've seen dogs get so involved in play that they don't look where they're going )? But no matter what it is, it's imperative that you get her to a vet asap. The sooner you find out what's wrong, the better the prognosis.

for your girl, PerkyPooch. Please keep us posted on what your vet says. And hang in there
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It appears I'm yet another one who has come here looking for answers to their dogs nosebleeds. I've already cried reading some of your stories.

My 13 year old Westie, Kiri, has occasional nosebleeds. The first time she had one, we had been out for the morning and when we returned home discovered her bleeding, out of one nostril.

We took her to the vet and she put a little camera up her nose, and she found a little cut up her nose. She must have inhaled a sharp seed or or something. There is was no sign of the offending object. The vet checked her nose for swelling, and she declared her fine.

A few weeks later she had another small bleed when we were bringing new carpet into the house (lots of banging and different people wandering about.) I spoke to the vet and she said not to worry, as it likely that her scab in her nose had become dislodged.

A couple of weeks ago she had a small bleed when the fire alarm went off. It was over within an hour.

Last night she came to join us on the sofa, and she jumped up all of a sudden, right on top of the spot where my partner had perched the ashtray and a lit cigarette. We immediately panicked, lifting her high out the way rather suddenly. When I put her down, she started sneezing blood. Last nights bleed was the worst yet. We kept her calm on the sofa, her breathing at one point was awful. She soon got bored of staying still and proceeded to jump off the sofa and chase her tail. As soon as she started doing that, the bf and I gave a sigh of relief, as there she was, smiling at us, licking her nose and wanting to play!

Each time her nosebleed has started, she has been in a stressed situation. She is a generally sneezy dog, we think she has allergies! We put her on an additive free diet a few months ago to see if it would stop her itching so often and it did. I am truly hoping that her nosebleeds are down to stress and nothing else. But I'm taking her to the vet first thing Monday morning to get her checked out again.

Has anyone any tips for stopping nosebleeds? At the moment our immediate reaction is grab a tissue to dab her nose clean and to keep her calm on the sofa, giving her lost of soothing strokes. Is there anything else that can help, and is there any other signs we should be looking out for?

I'm so sorry for all of you that have lost your pets, but I am so grateful to you all for sharing your stories. If it wasn't for you, we'd be unaware that Kiri's nose bleeds could be due to something more serious such as nasal cancer.

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two years ago my german shepheard, Mystik got bleeding nose due 2 a bacterial infection. we went 2 the vet n he prescribed antibiotics, adrenalin, anti inflamatory.... he was bleeding for 3 days n thankfully it stopped. that was a really hard time. Now its my oldest dog, Jovi who's getting this problem. he'll be 13yrs old on the 6 August. Its been some days now that he's bleeding n its not stopping. I'm really worried:sad:
PerkyPooch, i hope that ur dog is now ok
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Has Jovi been to the vet for an evaluation, Ishaa? Maybe it's another infection

for Jovi! 13 years! Wow! I hope he has many more years with you
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Old August 13th, 2009, 02:08 PM
popo popo is offline
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hello!!

i was jus goin to the sites where i could find a help for my dog, he is a 9yrs old german shepard he had a nose bleeding and lost lotsa blood... today was the first time and i am really worried about him... we rushed him to the vet and we were told the reason might be because of high blood pressure... but i am really not so sure if the vet told us the correct cause... i am look for a help or suggestion of any kind.

thank you
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