Sinus Infections in Dogs

What is a Canine Sinus Infection?

Just like with humans, a canine sinus infection, either sinusitis or rhinitis, is nothing more than an inflammation of the nasal passages and is quite frequently encountered among symptoms of allergies in dogs.

What are the Symptoms of Sinus Infections in Dogs?

Any of the following are possible symptoms of this condition:

  • Sneezing fits.
  • Oddities around the nose
  • Lacking appetite/anorexia.
  • Runny nose.
  • Reduced or blocked air flow through the nose.

What Causes a Canine Sinus Infection?

While it’s certainly possible that a sinus infection manifests out of allergies in dogs, allergies may not be the only source:

  • Fungal disease.
  • Nose-based growths/tumors.
  • Parasites
  • Viral/bacterial infection.
  • Foreign material within the nose.

What Sort of Treatments Exist for Sinus Infections in Dogs?

The prevailing treatment is antibacterial or anti-fungal medication. Dutifully follow your vet’s directions and avoid trying to use human OTC medicine to cure canine problems.

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