I was reading lots of comments on this other discussion about reverse sneezing... and well it does seem to be what my dog has. But to me it sounds more like an asthma attack,(although it only happens every once and a while) it scares the hell out-a me. But what I would like to know is, if there is anything that can be done about this, any treatments or procedures to help my dog? Or is it something that he'll just has to live with? Please send a comment.
it's just a normal part of having a dog and is normal dog behavior. Don't have panic attacks when it happens or even try to talk your dog through it. I would just ignore it until he stops. I don't think there's anything you can give your dog to stop it, but then again, why would you want to give your dog something to stop it from doing something that didn't harm him in the first place?
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
Very common in smaller breeds. It doesn't harm the dog, and it is nothing more than the flaps contracting. With similar symptoms it is not to be confused with a more serious condition called Collapsing trachea. That will require surgical procedure down the road. Your vet can properly diagnose it for you, record an episode your dog has since they are so few and far between.
Wiley, Owen is the same way. Excitement or extreme temperature change...
You can try gently rubbing your dogs throat, or blowing a quick, short puff of air into the nostrils.
Rocky does it, have no idea what sets it off. In the year or so we have had him, maybe 5 times. I cup his muzzle gently with my hand, he breathes through my fingers and he stops after just a few of them, and I agree the first time it happened it scared the bejeebers out of me, but it doesn't last long, thank heaven
***Edited By: normap on 4/22/2008 7:13:53 AM*** Reason: add
I own a Welsh Corgie, Duchshound cross known as a "Dorgie". She revirse sneezes when she gets over excited or when i am walking her and she pulls on the leash she revirse sneezes. im not sure if its from an anxiety attack, allergies, or something in the food. i put my hand on her nose and rub under her throat. but when i walk her and i take her off the leash so she is not pulling she doesnt seem to revirse sneeze so it could be from pressure of the leash. if you know more about revirse sneezing please write back thanks.
Your Corgi/Daschund mix as well as the others have a very common issue. Even my sons beagles do it on occasion. We found the fastest way to stop it is to do the put your hand over heir snout trick...seems to work within a few seconds. It causes the flap to return to proper position.
I agree with pope if you have not already had your pup checked by the vet for a collapsing trachea, I would. Reverse sneezing is not dangerous but a collapsing trachea can eventually lead to death if not surgically repaired. Most reverse sneezing episodes are brought on by excitement of some kind or a hiccup in breathing rhythm. Usually the snout trick works in 2 ways: It diverts the dogs attention elsewhere and allows the normal reflex to take over and the flap falls back into proper position. On a second note to Tiara you should try one of the "NO PULL" harness's that are available now. Your dog can damage it's trachea from constant pulling on the leash.