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I have a 10 year old G.S. Cody, and for the past 3-4 years he has had nasal discharge and reverse sneezing. When he sneezes there is usually a LARGE quantity of semi clear to white snot that comes out.
We have been to the Vets and had a culture done but that was negative, then went to a alergy specialist but she would not even test him saying that his skin was clear and that it would just be a waste of money.
We have tried various antibiotics and even predizone but nothing seems to have helped so over the years we have just coped but last week we started to see pink and then blood in his snot so we went back to the vet and was prescribed Baytril.
The vet also mentioned a procedure called a scope where they put a camera up his nose to take a look then take a byiopsy, the cost is $3000 and no guarantee this will tell us whats wrong.

Any ideas?
 

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WOW not sure where you live, but I had a Rhineoscope done on my Male Lakota and with the pre-anesthesia blood tests, the anesthesia, the Scope, a sinus flush, culture and antibiotics was under $1,000.

You might want to shop around a bit. The Scope is a good idea there could be polyps, tumors (not to scare you) or some time of irritation.

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Possible tumor or foreign body? Of course if it's been going on that long I would imagine something else would have come out of it by now. I suppose a non-malignant tumor would be present for years without causing much in the form of symptoms.

Anyways, these are the first two things that come to mind.

Either could be ruled out with a scope and a biopsy, but I know that is very costly with no guarentees.

Let us know what you decide! Sorry about your baby.
 

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He could have a polyp in there also. Let us know how he does.
 

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http://www.marvistavet.com/html/aspergillus.html
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1557&articleid=233
though I can't imagine it could go on that long?

If you are closer to Buffalo, you could try Orchard Park or some place like that for pricing, or go to Cornell. If you are closer to Michigan, you could go to Michigan State. Does your vet teaching hospital (Guelph?) take cases? You tend to get better prices and I think better service at them.

Also, I think it could be allergies-without skin issues. I don't know why it couldn't be?

Good luck!
 
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