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Hello Boxer lovers.
My question is has anybodys boxer suffered from bloody noses?
My 10 y/o female Boxer has been dealing with bloody noses, off and on since September 2021. This morning (3/12/22) she had another severe bloody nose in which she left a pool of blood on the floor.
This is her second bloody nose that was this severe. My question is has anyone else experienced this with their Boxer’s?
I took her to vet to get checked out. They did blood work and a chest X-ray which all looked good.
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks again!

Bella
 

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Poor girl! Has the Vet checked her for a nasal tumor? Dogs noses just don’t usually bleed like that for no reason. I would have that checked if it’s possible. Dry air can aggravate the nasal passages of these short nosed dogs maybe a humidifier if you live in a colder area. I hope you can get to the bottom of this she looks like a sweet girl.
 

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Poor girl! Has the Vet checked her for a nasal tumor? Dogs noses just don’t usually bleed like that for no reason. I would have that checked if it’s possible. Dry air can aggravate the nasal passages of these short nosed dogs maybe a humidifier if you live in a colder area. I hope you can get to the bottom of this she looks like a sweet girl.
 

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I took her to the vet that same day to get her checked out. The veterinarian clinic did blood work and a chest X-ray which came back clear and normal. They couldn’t do a rhinoscopy, CT/MRI because it’s the weekend and there are no specialist on duty, plus I would need to schedule an appointment with specialist. That alone may take a few days or weeks, depending on their availability. The Vet also gave me an estimate on what those test cost…OMG!!!
She’s been on steroids, antibiotics, Benadryl and I also am using the humidifier.
Thank you for your post.
She is a very sweet girl!!
 

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Oh I am so sorry, I know probably better than most the staggering cost of Vet bills especially now with inflation and fuel out of control. It hurts so much when the options out there are just out of reach. I always said if I ever got rich that’s what I would do, help others with Vet bills sometimes there are charities that do that. If she does have a nasal tumor depending of course where it is it may not be treatable surgically, a friend of mine just went thru this with her golden retriever but he did get steroids and antibiotics that did help for awhile. I hope you can get the rhinoscopy at least that would tell you for sure what you are dealing with.
 

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That is a significant amount of blood :( how scary for you to have seen that.
MRI/cat scans are quite expensive and might give you some answers however will those answers change the outcome of treatment options?
At her age, I would continue on your current course of treatment.
 

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Sometimes it happens in winter or sometime because of dehydration, my dog was in this problem, and because of dryness my dog's nose bled, I concerned my vet and he suggest me nose balm, and I searched on the internet for a good and effective nose balm then I found a Dry Nose Balm from Puppington, and this balm is very effective you can also try this balm.
 

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Thank you for your suggestions Robin! I did try and use Bag Balm (pic below) on her. Unfortunately she didn’t have much time to see it help her for the dry & cracked nose condition.
She was diagnosed with cancer and had several masses in her body.
The most severe one was in her nasal cavity, which caused her to have difficulty with breathing and which caused her to have the bloody noses.
I put her to rest on June 14th. Sadly today marks 5 months since that painful day 💔 😢.
This is a pic of her on her last day.
 

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So sorry I have several of those painful anniversaries as well. It does get a little better but you never forget that kind of love. Just be thankful for all the good times and consider yourself lucky to have been owned by one of these wonderful dogs
 

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I am sorry for your loss. My friends golden retriever had a nasal tumor and she experienced these severe bloody noses. She wasn't an old dog either and they spent mega dollars trying to help her all to no avail. Sometimes you just keep them comfortable until you know its time. Its never easy. Again so sorry for your loss.
 
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