I need advice- ASAP. My 12 year old Chihuahua, Tequila, has had an
'on and off' stuffy nose and mucus issue for 4 years. Sometimes it will go away for months at a time. She has been seen by the vet several times and had a chest x-ray, blood test, and general exam. Her energy level has been fine, eating habits good, but within the last week her stuffy, mucus filled nose has gotten much worse and I don't know what to do. It has kept her up for the last few nights and now she is really tired during the day. (her eating habits are still fine though)
Sometimes she sneezes and a white or sometimes yellowish mucus comes out. Both nostrils are affected, it causes her to reverse sneeze, and lately little bubbles and a little clear fluid comes out of her nostrils.
I have seen other questions on the internet with chihuahuas having the same symptoms, but never a result. I need to know what happened with these dogs. I am getting very concerned. We are going to the vet tomorrow morning, but I am assuming that, as usual, it will be a mystery. I do have a great vet, but he says that nasal congestion is not normal and that dogs don't get stuffy noses with allergies like humans do. I am reluctant to anesthetize her and have an x-ray done and a nose scope because of her age and small size. It seems too risky. Plus, if it is something horrible like cancer, there is nothing they can really do anyway.
Has anyone had experience with this? What can I do? I can't stand to see her suffer!