Nasal growth in my dog
(Long Valley, NJ, USA)
My 3 yr old border collie/lab mix has developed a growth in her nose. The growth is mostly soft. She frequently "snores" because of it, and at times has some mucous-like discharge from the nostril that is not impacted by the growth.
There has never been any bloody discharge, and there is no growth outside on the skin. It started out small and grew, sometimes changing in size and shape.
She's been to two different vet hospitals, had x-rays, blood tests and all seem to lead to a benign growth.
Her eating habits have not changed whatsoever, she is not sick, will still chew on bones, cookies, etc. We can't afford the next steps, which we've been told are a CT scan, biopsy, surgery, radiation, etc. ($4-6,000) and are wondering if there are any homeopathic or other remedies that we can try that will at least help shrink this "thing" to make her more comfortable.
She's such a happy, loving dog and it's really hard to see her like this.
Incidentally, the canine tooth that is on the same side as the growth has become discolored.
Thank you for any help you can offer.
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