I have a Japanese Chin. He started making the sound this morning, it almost like a back or cough, looks like he has the dry heaves but no vomiting. He has been doing this on and off all day.
Type of Animal: Japanese Chin
Name of Dog: Charlie
I don't know what to do?
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!Weight: normal;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;text-decoration: none;">Does the episode you are seeing look or sound like this - CLICK HERE-
Absolutely, should I give him some benedryl? As they auggest in the video or hold his nose as they did in the video.
Excellent!Regarding the noise you are describing / seeing -If it looks similar to the video above - it is likely what is called a "Reverse Sneeze" (LINK HERE).Regarding the reverse sneeze - in a VAST majority of cases, this is thought to be cause by inflammation or irritation of the pharynx (back of the mouth). Are other causes possible, yes - but this is consistent with a reverse sneeze.Often in these cases we consider treatments such as short courses of steroids (Prednisone - LINK HERE) or antihistamines such as Benadryl (LINK HERE). (when opening the link, close the pop-up to read about the medications listed)I hope this information helps!This is meant to be a running dialogue, and for this reason it is very IMPORTANT that you reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT button if more information is needed at any time BEFORE rating.Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) is appreciated as this is the only way I know you have received the information and I receive credit for my time.Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
Emergency and Critical Care Specialist
Hi Linda,I'm just following up on our conversation about Charlie. How is everything going?CriticalCareVet