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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:37 PM
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bacterial infection in nose will NOT go away

I have a male border collie I rescued a week before Valentines day. After the first day with him I noticed a brown stinky discharge from his nose and took him to the vet. He was diagnosed with a bacterial infection. We sent off a q-tip thing with the puss on it to verify that it was not fungal. He was then put on antibiotics. I cant remember which ones but they are in the same family as baytril.

After having him for a few more days I noticed that water pours out of his nose when he drinks. So he has to drink 2 or 3 big bowls of water a day since more than half of the water he drinks comes back out of his nose. And he had sneezing fits. They were very violent, and puss would come flying out. After a week of antibiotics he was a new dog! I mean completely better. All of the symptoms were gone! So after another week of antibiotics we took him off. And then with in one day he was back to his old sick self... if not a little worse.

The vet though that maybe there was a foreign object up his nose. so he was anestitised and had x-rays and they dug around in his nose some. They discovered that he had many strange green growths in his nose, but they didnt find anything else.

after another 2 weeks of antibiotics we came back, they put him under again and looked around some more. His swelling was down more this time than the last so they could see more. And they cannot find anything wrong with his nose other than the growths.

He is on another 2 weeks worth of antibiotics now. And they dont seem to be working much at all. I just dont know what to do. and my vet doesnt really know whats wrong with him either. She was talking about maybe having to do a nasal or sinus surgery... and of course i cannot afford that on dog groomers salary. I am very scared for my boy

any ideas? Also this sounds alot like what is wrong with my border collie
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Old March 30th, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Did they run a biopsy or pathology on any of the green growths? That almost sounds like something fungal, but you said that fungal was ruled out? A direct analysis of the growth might help.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 10:24 AM
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for some reason she couldnt biopsy them. when he was under anesthesia she went in to try to get a piece but his nose is so swollen that she cant... i guess.

nope, fungal is ruled out.

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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Can you afford a consultation with another vet, preferably a specialist? I think you need a fresh pair of eyes. Take his x-rays with you so he doesn't have to be knocked out again.

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Old March 31st, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Our dog used to drink out of the tub (we would run the cold water, gentle stream) because drinking out of a bowl would make her sneeze, and the vet said it wasn't good for her.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by badger
Can you afford a consultation with another vet, preferably a specialist? I think you need a fresh pair of eyes. Take his x-rays with you so he doesn't have to be knocked out again.
I second that. You need to take your dog to a specialist who might have a different perspective on the problem.

Financials are always a problem and don't kill yourself if you can't afford to do everything humanly possible. I'm already positive that you've given him more joy in a month then he's had in his life. You do whatever you can and never ever doubt that you did all you could. No point in saving his life if you can't feed him and yourself afterwards!

Bob and I are thinking happy thoughts for you guys. Don't give up and don't despair.

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