Question Thanks for your answer. We did do x-rays and it didn't show his teeth blocking the duct. This morning we woke up and there's red blood that looks like it's coming out of his nostrils. I tried to look up inside and the mucus looks bloody, but maybe he just scratched his nose trying to get dried mucus off during the night. Have you seen anything like this before? Could he have sneezed too hard and broken blood vessels in his nose?
On a side note, we were putting acidophilus with bifidus and FOS in his pumpkin because he's on antibiotics while he's been ill. Is that okay? He seems to be sneezing a whole lot more. What could this be?
Answer Dear Kimberly
It's pretty much impossible for me to know that this might be over the internet. But I will say this really sounds as if he has a foreign body up his nose. A radiograph might not show a radio-translucent object, such as a piece of hay or other item that could be causing a lot of grief and pain.
Please ask your vet about doing an endoscopic examination of the nasal cavities. If s/he can't do it, perhaps s/he can refer you to someone who can.
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