September 26, 2009
I need some advice and I’m hoping you can help me please.
We have an almost 3 mo old puppy. About 8 days ago we noticed a runny nose. The discharge is very snotty (greenish). She doesn’t have as much discharge during the day. We mostly notice it when we get up in the morning. She can hardly breathe and her nose is blocked up with snot. Poor baby. We do run our a/c at about 75 degrees most of the day. I try to turn it off at night but sometimes we do run it when it’s too warm. She plays outside in the evenings when it’s cooler. Her demeanor is still the same. Except for the early mornings when she can hardly breathe. She’s eating & pooping well. Is there anything that I can do to get her better or should I just take her to the vet?
Thanks for your time and consideration.
You need to take her to a vet today. A greenish discharge usually indicates
infection in the lungs. It is worse in the morning because she has been laying
down at night and the lungs fill up with fluid. Because of their anatomy and
breathing problems, Bulldogs are prone to aspiration pneumonia and it sounds
to me like that’s what she may have. It can be very serious and life threatening.