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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Reverse Sneezing

Reverse sneezing, also known as paroxysmal respiration or pharyngeal gag reflex, is common in Papillon dogs, and other small toy breeds.
Reverse sneezing is not actually a sneeze . It is a spasm that occurs when the soft palate and throat become irritated.
You will see an extended neck of your dog,when a spasm occurs, and hear a loud snorting sound.
You may think your dog is choking, or has a seizure, but Reverse Sneezing is in most cases harmless, your dog has no after effects, when it is over. (an average of about 2 minutes).
Reverse Sneezing can be caused by various types of irritants and even some dog allergies:
  • The usual household chemicals/irritants, such dust, pollen, cleaners and sprays, .
  • Perfumes
  • Viruses, nasal inflammation and post-nasal drip.
  • Exercise, (like pulling too hard on the leash)excitement, fast eating + drinking, sudden temperature changes.
  • Overweight/ obesity.
See, that you can get your dog to swallow, by:
  • Gently massaging his throat.
  • Blowing lightly into his nostrils.
  • Take him outside to get some fresh air.
  • Offer him some food or water.
Off course, if this happen too frequently , you must consult your vet  for an examination of nasal passages, as well as the throat.