A. If your GSD is being treated for eye and nasal infections currently and you are seeing bleeding, it is best to contact the vet that prescribed any medication and treated your dog initially. It is possible that the medications are causing a reaction, the illness is worsening, or there may be a foreign body or other object stuck in the nasal cavity that is causing bleeding (tumors, seeds and other objects may all cause bleeding along with nasal discharge and watering of the eyes). If you CAN see a foreign body, do NOT attempt to remove it yourself as this may cause more damage to the nasal cavity or cause it to become lodged further back. Your vet should be able to sedate your dog and take a look for signs of a foreign body, or may also prescribe additional medications to help relieve symptoms and treat any underlying infection.
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