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Snorting/breathing problem

Postby FBODGRL » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:46 pm

Not sure if this should be in health or not......

I had Khan outside today and their were a couple little boys walking home from school. They stopped and asked how old he was, etc.

So I brought Khan over to see them. Of course he was wiggle butt, and loving the attention they were giving him. He was pretty excited. He tried jumping up a couple of time and I pulled him back into a sit. He was on his all nylon martingale collar.

Anyway...he starts making this weird snorting noise (kinda like if a human was trying to suck snot back up there nose). It is kinda hard to describe. His ears went all back. I started to feel a little paniacked (sp) like he couldn't breath or something so I opened his mouth (which seemed to be closed kinda tight).

The boys were asking if he was ok. I said...oh yeah he is just really excited. Of course at the same time I was feeling a little freaked out, like wtf was that?

It didn't last long and then he was fine.

Anyone know what would cause something like that?

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Postby Red » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:29 am

What you described seems to be reverse sneezing and it is quite common in dogs.Basically air is pulled in through the nose fast.It might be scary to look at but there are no secondary effects, unless it lasts over 2 minutes.It does sounds like a dog would if it had a collapsing trachea so it if happens quite often I would take the dog to the vet.

There is no sure cause for it.It can be either related to allergies , stuff in the air, nose irritation or happen after excitement, exercise, eating or drinking or even pulling on a leash.
Try to massage the throat if it happens again since it helps the dog to swallow and usually stop the attack quickly.

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Postby FBODGRL » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:31 am

Thanks.

It never happened before. If it happens again I will try the massaging.

In hind sight it was almost funny that I was trying to appear calm to these little boys......like oh, no big deal he does it all the time. When actually I was freaking out.

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Postby concreterose » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:27 am

Pookie used to backward sneeze all the time when she got excited. It never harmed her, just sounded (and looked) wierd as heck!

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Postby Deniselynn » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:31 am

Logan does this sometimes. The first time I heard it, it reminded me of an old man clearing his throat.

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Postby Blue1514 » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:07 am

My guy does it too, usually when he is at his most excited.

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Postby Annika » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:34 am

The Bichon in the office next door reverse-sneezes all the time. It's alarming but now we're used to it.

Déja vu.....there was a recent thread on this very topic lol

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Postby FBODGRL » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:36 pm

Yeah I remeber something posted similar, then I couldn't find it lol

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Postby ~!Sasha!~ » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:06 pm

Yeah, it was my thread. Heh...Don't worry I was in a panic too when Chico did that for the first time.

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Postby FBODGRL » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:26 pm

Yeah...no kidding it is kinda freaky!!


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