My dog is making a snorting noise. It's pretty loud. It's not constant, it's comes and goes. Her nose and eye are not running.
Pet's Gender: FemalePet's Age: 9Type of Animal: small mixed
What breed and weiight is she?
Does she have a brachycephalic (flat) face?
How long is she doing this?
What and when did she eat last?
She has a long noise.
Not sure maybe last night, she ate a snack at bit ago and drank water.
I am sorry your girl has this issue.
Is she doing this?
Dogs get upper respiratory infections, kennel cough and canine influenza Some are so contagious, they can come in on shoes. I will try to cover every possibility.
It can also be kennel cough, a reverse sneeze, an allergy or swallowed non food item.
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Check inside her mouth for a stuck item, sore or any abnormalities. Look under tongue, roof, cheek pouches and between her teeth.
If you dont see anything she may have swallowed non food or have a slight upper respiratory infection coming on.
Give her one mg per lb of benedryl every 8 hours.
Keep her on a very light diet of boiled chicken or cottage cheese for 48 hours. Also give her one teaspoon a day of plain yogurt to keep "good" bacteria in her system.
She should see the vet if she gets worse or developes any breathing difficulties.
I hope I have covered every possibility. Please let know if you still have questions and how your baby is doing, I will always be here for both of you.
I hope she feels better very soon.
Now that you mention it, it does remind me of a reverse sneeze.
She has not made one sound since I started this dialog with you.
If so, its merely a reverse sneeze to try and clear her throat.
Make sure to check inside her mouth for any abnormalities.
I hope she will be just fine.
Warmest best wishes,
Expert in canine health and behavior. 20 years of experience with dogs