I have an 8 week old puppy (maltese, poodle, mixed with another breed). She's been making these noises from her nose. It sounds like sneezing, but it's not. It sounds like she's trying to blow out stuff from her nostrils, which seems like every 15 minutes. I don't want to pay a lot of $$$ to take her to a vet if I can fix this myself. Any suggestions?
Also, she keeps scratching herself on her leg. I don't know if it's fleas cause she has never been outside before. Could it be a rash of some sort?
My friend gave me this puppy from her dog's litter. She had three shots, and is about to get the rest in 3 more weeks. I'm not sure which shots she has already had. When I take her to get the rest of the shots, I'll have the vet give her a health check. I was just curious as to what it may be.
If you think there is something wrong with your puppy you shouldn't wait 3 weeks to find out what it is. You should take it as soon as possible. You never know it may be something simple and be easliy treated and won't cost alot, or it could be something that needs immediate attention.
Or at least call your vet and see if they could tell you what it may possibly be.
here is an explaination of what to do when it occurs, I also blow a small puff ofair into my dogs nose if a gentle throat massage doesn't work. I dunno about the other breeds but my boy toy poodle has sensitive skin. sounds like allergies...
***Edited By: pope1982 on 8/29/2005 3:42:25 PM*** Reason: add
Hi, I would definately suggest going to the vet... its your decision in the end... But like a baby, if something was wrong- that little body can't take much and can go downhill very fast. If he has fleas you should be able to see it, but if it was a flea investation- a puppy can go anemic and die very fast also. And like humans, dogs can get urticaria (hives), rashes, and other skin irritations- would you like to live with an itchy rash for 3 weeks?? And you have enough self control not to scratch yourself bloody.... a puppy will scratch himself so hard to draw blood, and could make it so that the area is bald forever... just a few things to keep in mind. Good luck. Hope your dog feels better.
***Edited By: Teloulou420 on 8/29/2005 3:39:44 PM*** Reason: weeks