Is this reverse sneezing? (He also actually sneezed about 5 seconds in.)

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Comment by Mim on June 3, 2009 at 7:46am
Sure is. Often caused by a 'soft something' on the top of the dogs throat (can't remember what the something was called) which tickles their throat or less commonly due to allergies. Also happens often after eating. It is not a big concern.

My corgi girls have both done it and Daina gets quite long attacks lasting a few minutes, then a break, then another attack. I block her nose to make her breathe through her mouth and I stroke her throat, keeping her calm. It seems to resolve them. We also give her phenergan which is an antihistamine and that helps.

Your boy's seems very mild so that is something to be thankful for! Daina's sound awful.
Comment by Mendy Miller on June 2, 2009 at 1:33pm
Yes. Petie does it all the time. Someone said to put your hand over their nose for a sec. and it would resolve. I thought that sounded ridiculus, but of corse, I tried it. lol. It works on Petie!
Comment by Manda and Chloe on June 1, 2009 at 2:19am
yes it is reverse sneezing its nothing to worry about dogs have allergies like people do too and they sneeze
Comment by Sky and Lyla on May 31, 2009 at 1:20pm
Sky did this today. I was so confused about what was going on. Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Kimberly Ann on May 30, 2009 at 8:48pm
Or maybe it's a dog form of hiccups.
Comment by Kimberly Ann on May 30, 2009 at 8:48pm
It almost looks like the precursor to a vomitting episode. I know Riley would sometimes do that before he coughed up or threw up something.
Comment by Amanda on May 30, 2009 at 8:03pm
Looks like it, though I've never seen it last that long. Usually when Dax does it though, it's more intense, but it only lasts about 10 seconds. You can massage his throat and it should help it to go away. It's a little strange though, every time I've seen reverse sneezing it's been like a fast snorting kind of noise, I've never seen it done so calm and quiet. :) It doesn't usually seem to bother Dax, but he kind of looked almost helpless like he didn't really know what was going on...

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