Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.


Q. What can you give a dog to help with a stuffy nose?

Answered By
CLAUDIA FIORAVANTI

A. You could perhaps try steaming, we use Olbas oil in the room where our patients with upper respiratory problems are hospitalised. You don't need any special equipment, just a bucket with hot water , add a couple of drops of Olbas oil. Make sure is the bucket is out of reach for the dog and that you don't burn yourself with the hot water !
We also use a drug for veterinary use called Bisolvon, your vet might be able to help you prescribing it for you.
If the stuffy nose has been going on for some time, it is worthy having your dog checked over, as there are common and nasty nasal tumors in dogs. It could also be a foreign body, such as grass blade.


DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.