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Sniffling, Runny Nose

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Our 16-pound Tibbie mix (who we've had for just over two weeks now) has had nasal congestion for the past few days and I made her an appointment at the vet. It's for Monday. I mostly made the appointment because I also had more general questions for the vet, and her nasal discharge had seemed to be getting less, so I wasn't super worried about it.

But since last night she's had a much runnier nose (less discharge stuck on the sides, but more overall snot, very runny), and today she's been sniffling like mad. She hasn't really had any other symptoms except reverse sneezing (unless that turns out to be just something she does, as she is a small dog with a short, although not flat, snout).

Is there anything I can do to give her some relief for the day before seeing the vet tomorrow? Over-the-counter meds that are safe, or more home remedy type things?

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I'm not really sure what "croupy" means ^^ But Pixel saw the vet today and it's an upper respiratory infection- which is why the antibiotics she was on before (for what I think the vet thought was kennel cough- she only heard symptoms over the phone) didn't do much. She'll apparently get over it over the next week or so, probably. Apparently it's just going around our local shelter, which is where we got her.

The vet suggested benedryl if we feel she's particularly stressed (although she didn't specify how much...), but other than that it just needs to run its course.

Thanks for the help though! :)
Benadryl is typically given 1mg per pound. So a 10 pound dog would get 10mg. This can be given up to 3 times per day.
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