My 9-year-old Bulldog has lost weight, and her back gums are growing over her teeth. She also has a badly deformed spine. Now her nose is running and frothy. Is she just aging?


Periodontal disease will cause a dog to have gingival hyperplasia (gums growing over the teeth), and if they are infected, they may be causing a sinus infection too. Get her examined by your regular vet as soon as possible since she may need to have a tooth extracted and may need to be on antibiotics first. I do not know why her spine is deformed but you should point that out, and it may help to have that looked at during the exam.

Updated on February 15, 2018

Original Article:

Why Does My Dog Have a Runny Nose and What Should I Do?
By Dr Mark