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Old March 7th, 2008, 12:37 AM
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:sad: I'm so very sorry for the loss of your little girl and for your pain KiChien. You were very brave for putting her needs ahead of yourself . Take comfort in knowing she felt your love and compassion during the life she spent with you, and when it was most important.

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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:38 AM
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I'm so sorry, KiChien You know she loved you as much as you loved her, and she knows your decision was made from love. Don't feel guilty--you did what your heart told you was best, and your heart is the best judge in these matters.

Chien Chien looks like such a happy little dog! 12 years is a long time--that's a lot of love; that's a very strong bond. She's running free now, playing and waiting for you.

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Old March 13th, 2008, 12:43 AM
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Hello everyone. I just want to send my condolences to those who lost their beloved furry friends. I found this post in a search for some answers to what could be going on with my furry baby, Zen. He is a yellow lab and shepard mix, who has been experiencing similar symptoms and is under the care of his Veterinarian. Currently, he is taking 500mg of Cephalexin every 8 hours for 10 days.

I too was alarmed when I came home one day to find blood on the bridge of his nose and paw. I thought that the cat may have accidently scratched him while playing (they stick together like glue). Then I began noticing blood on the walls, floor and his dog bed. I also noticed that he sounded very congested and lost most of his appetite (not a characteristic of Zen). He sneezed on Sunday evening and there was a large amount of dark and clotty blood. First thing monday morning, I called and brought him to the vet. The vet warned me of the possibility that it could be a tumor, due to his age and the fact that he has lost a good amount of weight. He also gave me a glimmer of hope, when he stated that it could be a very bad bacterial infection.

The vet performed a saline nasal flush, as he was trying to get a culture for a cytology. He also stated that he was unable to get anything, but gave me slides to take home (incase Zen started bleeding at home). Right before we left, he sneezed and the doctor got a sample, eventhough he warned that it may not be very accurate. He still wanted to try to see if any tumor cells turned up. Later that evening, he called me with good news that there were no tumor cells on the slide, and that he would prescribe the antibiotics for the 10 day course. If this does not work, he wants him to come in for the x-ray.

It is now three days later and he has seemed to regain some of his appetite with the help of food enticers; however he still sounds awful and is occassionally winded. I was so happy that he was not experiencing nose bleeds, since the nasal flush. Unfortunately, when I came home today I saw that he began bleeding again from the same side (right nostril). I'm just praying that he is on his way to recovery and does not have a tumor.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 09:54 AM
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I'm sorry you're having to sweat this out, 4Zen. and that it just turns out to be a curable infection. Please do keep us posted on Zen's progress, okay?
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I've been searching for answers and just found this site. My Molly is only 4 1/2but began having seizures about 6 months ago. She started Phenobarb and it seems to be effective. About 3 months ago, I notice a small amount of blood coming from her right nostril. The vet did the labs and scoped her nose. Everything was negative. She gave us antibiotics and suggested allergy meds, also. The bleeding seemed to stop so I was hopeful.

She had multiple seizures the other night and her nose is bleeding again. I read the information about the cancer and although these dogs seem to be older, wonder if this might still be her problem. Has anyone had a dog as young as Molly be diagnosed with the nasal cancer?

I'm scheduling the x-rays right now and wonder what other test might be done to rule this out?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:48 PM
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It is evidently more common in older dogs, which doesn't rule out the occasional early onset, of course. It sounds like Molly's bleeding is very closely related to the seizures, though. I'd think that if it were cancer, it would be bleeding when Molly is not seizing, as well.

Certainly talk to your vet about your concerns and see what he suggests. Xrays are a good first step. He might decide to flush her nose and see if they can detect any abnormal cells in the wash. I hope they don't find any cancer cells!

Good luck, the girl's mom! Let us know how Molly is doing!
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Old March 24th, 2008, 04:09 PM
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Exclamation Seems like the same

Hi everyone im new here , I been reading the post in this thread and its sad also it seems that my dog has the same symptoms ....He's a 5year old Siberian husky ...he's going to get looked after to see whats wrong ,so far he's on antibiotics
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I'm sorry your Sibe is having problems, karregis--but sometimes it is just a grass awn! We'll have our and s crossed for good results from your boy's tests. Please keep us posted.
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Old March 25th, 2008, 01:03 AM
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thanks so much were hoping for the best ....he's really my husbands dog he had him since he was a pup ...so far he been through the bleeding out of one nostril ...sneezing blood ...and he cant breathe out of one of his nostril so far the vets that look after him ...one said it could be something up there one said it could be cancer he goes back next week .... ill keep everyone posted
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:12 AM
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Old March 26th, 2008, 10:56 PM
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I see you've been viewing the thread for a while. Is everything okay, karregis? How's your boy today?
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Hi he's doing ok so far still sounds really bad .... i think i forgot to sign out
whew! I was a bit worried.

When is your followup appt?
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He went in today so they could open it up and find out whats in there ... so im just waiting for him to come back
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At least you'll know one way or the other. Are they doing a surgical biopsy?
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yea ... he got stitches on top of his nose and missing hair .... they said they took out a gray nasty looking lump ...it could be a tumor were waiting for the tests to come back ... he's on pain pills now and the antibiotics
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my sis in law gave us the news he has bone cancer ...and that he has to go to a cancer specialist but my husband saids we cant afford to take him so idk its sad poor guy i guess ...i dont know what my husband is going to do next or how long he will let him live its so sad you guys .... i felt so bad telling him ... thanks for the support everyone
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I'm so sorry to hear the news. I understand the financial situation, we are going to be paying our vets bills for years to come for Yukon. I do hope you get some time to spend with him.
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thanks so much its like i knew from just reading everything that happen to your dog but he wont believe me
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i'm so sorry, karregis Make him comfortable, give him as much loving as you can, and cherish the time you have left.
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Being of a British disposition it usually takes a lot to move me but reading all your posts tonight has brought me to tears on several occasions and touched me very deeply. It has also, I'm afraid to say, worried me quite a bit. I am the proud owner of a 13 year old white west highland terrier called Robbie who we got from a dog sanctuary. He has always been fairly healthy although he did have to have a polyp removed from his rectal area at the end of last year.
At the end of February we went on holiday and left Robbie with a very trusted friend. While we were away my friend noticed Robbie was, after sniffing around during his walk, bleeding from his nose. As he didn't want to worry us he contacted is sister who has had a lot of experience with dogs and she reassured him that it was only something stuck in his nose. He told us about this when we returned home but apart from being a little 'sniffley' Robbie seemed fine. Over the weeks though I noticed that he was sneezing more than he had before, swallowing more especially while asleep and making funny snorting noises though none of this seemed to distress him.
About a month after the first bleeding episode his nose bled again after sneezing. The blood was in clots with a little watery blood afterwards but there was no real 'bleeding' of the kind other posters have described. However we took him to the vet the week after the bleed and although one vet thought it maybe a tumour another vet disagreed. Anyway Robbie was put on a course of anti-inflammitaries and given antibiotics to see if that would help.
Although I'm glad to report there has been no bleeding for over five weeks and he seems happy, is eating well and is even putting on weight he is still sneezing frequently, rubbing his nose against furniture and swallowing and snorting as before. The only thing that the vet can suggest at the moment to alleviate my worries is to give him a full-face x-ray. he would need an anesthetic for this and as he is an old dog and doesn't cope well with being put out I am loathe to do this therefore I'd be really gratefull if anyone who has seen these symptoms in their dogs could tell me what the diagnosis was. He is such a little scrapper and I would hate to think he was in any discomfort .
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Hi, Faithlilly. Sorry to hear about Robbie.

Was Robbie's nose ever irrigated? Sometimes it is just something stuck up there.

As for xrays, our vets have had some pretty good luck taking xrays of our dogs using only a fairly light sedation--not sure if this would work in Robbie's case, but if it's possible, it would be a lot less risky for your old gent.
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Thanks Hazel for your reply. In answer to your question no Robbies nose has never been irrigated but I'm going to take him to the vet on Monday to let him have another look at Robbie and explore our options so I'll discuss it with him then. I'd really like to exhaust all other available options before I consider sedation but in the end I know I might just have to 'bite the bullet'.
Thanks again for your input and I'll let you know what happens xx
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Hi, I had to join in this thread, on Tuesday of this week we had our 12 year old Huskey put to sleep because of the dreaded nose bleeds. It all started about 3 months ago, she had a bit of a bleed and our vet said, she has an infection or has inhaled something or she has cancer. A week or so later she had two bad bleeds in one night so we took her to the emerg vet and had her nose scoped and a cat scan done (seems unfair for a dog but there we are) and there was no question, it was cancer. The emerg vet said she would have about 3 months, he was off by 1 day!!! Surgery and radiation was an option but not for the feint of heart and arguably not fair for a 12 year old dog. In the last two or three weeks her breathing was starting to deteriorate (panting all the time) and on monday of this week she had a huge bleed. We got that stopped and crossed our fingers, Tuesday, exactly the same thing. So we made that awful decision. Our vet was out, putting a dog to sleep for a nose cancer!!! but came back to the clinic for us. When it was all over, I asked the vet what causes these things, is it just bad luck or ? He doesn't think its bad luck. He maintains that nazel cancer is epidemic (sp?) and all due to pesticides, given that most dogs sniff lots of grass, they inhale a lot of pesticides, he's been practising for years and cannot believe the increase in this problem. A lesson learned I guess and sadly my logon name is now untrue.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, 3cats-and-a-dog. You're in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. What was your girl's name? 12 years is a long time to share together.

I never thought about the pesticide issue--so many people do get lawn service these days. It certainly is logical that it might contribute to the increase your vet is seeing! It's amazing how common this heartbreaking problem seems to be--before I joined up here, Priscilla's case was the only one I'd ever heard of.

Priscilla, however, was not exposed to many pesticides (I'm paranoid about them.) I just always chalked it up to the fact that dogs use their noses to explore, and who knows what all gets inhaled during a lifetime of sniffing...
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Hi Hazelrunpack and thanks for your comments.

Her name was Montana, she was a great dog, a big clown who would do exactly as you told her... if she thought it was a good idea at the time
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Her name was Montana, she was a great dog, a big clown who would do exactly as you told her... if she thought it was a good idea at the time
She sounds like a sweetheart! You must miss her terribly.

There is a forum on the board for posting tributes and pictures to pets that have passed on. If you feel up to it, you could post one for your Montana. We'd all love to see pictures of her and hear more about her.

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