|Barked: Tue Jun 28, '05 1:09pm PST |
|I don't know about the short-nosed dogs, but holding regular nosed dogs' noses won't help, as they are already breathing out of their nose when reverse sneezing.
Reverse sneezing, when doing it over a period of time, like over a month or two, can usually be contributed to allergies. Keiko started doing this and did it for months before we figured out what it was from.
But beware, it can also be due to somthing caught up in the nasal passageway, such as a foxtail or grass.
I'm surprised your vet didn't give you any more information on it. Did he look in the nose with an otoscope? (thing they use to check ears) If not, he may think that it is caused by allergies. But in that case, he should have given you some options as to how to control it. Keiko is on medication for allergies and has not had any reverse sneezing since last year. But she had a pretty severe case. Gunther has reverse sneezed a few times here and there, but nothing to where I want to put him on medication for it.
Overall, if she is only doing it occasionally, then it should be nothing to worry about. If she gets a bout of doing it several times a day for several weeks, you should have her rechecked by a vet.
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