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My Beagle started sneezing Sunday and Yesterday. Seems to be continuing and his nose is running, not much. Should I take him to the vet? Not sure if this is allergys or something else. runny nose is clear.

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Yes, take him in. Sneezing is rare in dogs.  There are many reasons for sneezing, especially since dogs sniff at everything and often they will suck something up into the nose.  Sometimes, we will use an antihistamine to dry up the secretions if they are excessive.  We will also use antibiotics if there is any infection in the nose or in the sinuses.

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Dr. Louis N. Gotthelf

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Dermatology and ear diseases of dogs and cats

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I am the author of "Small Animal Ear Diseases; An Illustrated Guide" published by W.B. Saunders. I have over 25 years of clinical experience with a special interest in dermatologic conditions and ear diseases.

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American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology

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