Jan. 2, 2023

Why Do Nose Tumors Bleed? | Dr. Brooke Britton #197

Why Do Nose Tumors Bleed? | Dr. Brooke Britton #197

Dog nasal tumors are extremely fragile and frequently bleed. But why? Oncologist Brooke Britton explains.

Nosebleeds are often the first thing a dog lover notices when their dog has a nasal tumor, and this horrifying symptom can continue even after treatment is started. Caller Holly wants to know why nosebleeds occur – is it the growth of the tumor causing destruction, or the tumor itself bleeding?

Veterinary oncologist Brooke Britton answers Holly’s question, and also explains how nosebleeds can be addressed. Unfortunately, sticking some tissues up your dog’s nose is NOT a good idea, and severe bleeds require a vet visit. But treating the cancer will help, and you might also be able to use the herbal supplement Yunnan baiyao.

Related Links:

Exam Room Series: Nasal Cavity Cancers podcast episode

Herbal Treatment for Bleeding Tumors in Dogs podcast episode


0:00 Start

2:08 Invasive Nasal Tumors

3:56 Controlling Nosebleeds

7:29 Yunnan Baiyao

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Brooke Britton:

Brooke Britton completed her residency training in Medical Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and has been in clinical practice in the NYC and Jersey Shore area since that time. She helmed the Brooklyn and Downtown arms of the Oncology Department for BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York for the past 9 years, and was an active participant in house officer training and clinical trials during her tenure there. She currently serves as a private consultant and maintains an independent clinical practice. Dr. Britton has lectured nationally and authored several peer-reviewed articles. She has particular interest in hematologic malignancies and the metastatic cascade.


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