The primary method of treatment for nasal polyps is surgery. It is important that both the root and base, or stalk, of the polyp are completely removed in order to prevent recurrence. After surgery, medications will be prescribed to prevent secondary bacterial or yeast infection of the affected areas. Your veterinarian can recommend the appropriate drugs based on a culture from the removed mass and sensitivity testing.
After the initial treatment, your dog's symptoms should be closely monitored for recurrence of the polyps. It is not uncommon for recurrence due to incomplete removal of a polyp or the stalk it grew from. However, if removal was complete, the prognosis for all patients is generally excellent.
Because the cause of nasal polyps is not known, there is no specific prevention technique that can be recommended.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The end of the head containing the nose
A type of fungus that produces buds
A growth in the surface of the body
To take the ovaries and uterus out of female animals; makes them unable to reproduce.
Something that becomes worse or life threatening as it spreads
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A type of instrument that is used to look inside the body
Inside the uterus
Not being able to cause harm; the opposite of malignant.
The term for an animal’s young