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Of course, Lola didn't make the sniffle noise at the vet b/c she was so scared and panting/shaking. The vet said the most common things it could be were allergies/nasal irritation or a foreign object in her nose. She didn't have a fever or any discharge, so he didn't think it was an infection or kennel cough. He sprayed some saline up her nose and she didn't really sneeze much which makes him think its not a large foreign body, but still could be something small. He said I could either do nothing and see if it goes away or give her some benadryl. I was nervous about the benadryl b/c Lola had a reaction to a bee sting a few months ago and I'm not sure if was from the sting or the benadryl shot [long story]. So he gave me another anti-hystimine [sp?] called hydroxyzine/atarax. If it doesn't get better, he said we might consider sedating her so he could look up her nose. B/C she was so nervous, he didn't think he'd be able to really look up her nose without sedating her. So hopefully, its just allergies or an irritated nasal passage and will go away. Right now she's resting on her favorite chair, but wakes up every so often to sniffle.
He also looked in her ears and swabbed them, said she seemed a little sensitive there, but not too bad. Said there could be hair in there or a little irritation, but not a bad ear infection or anything to worry about.