An allergic nasal discharge occurs in dogs with canine atopy.
Signs are the abrupt onset of sneezing with a clear nasal discharge. Itching around the eyes may cause the dog to rub his face on the carpet or furniture.
With repeated exposure to different allergens, the allergic response becomes a year round problem.
Diagnosis is made by evaluation of symptoms.
An episode of allergic rhinitis responds well to antihistamine such as Benadryl.
Definitive treatment is directed toward the underlying atopy.
Please contact your veterinarian for exact dosage instructions for antihistamine medication.
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