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This is Dr. Christian. I'd like to help. Does Tank breathe normally between spasms? Is he acting normal otherwise? Does he have any other medical conditions or take any medications? How much does she need?
It sounds like he suffers from reverse sneeze and it has worsened recently. Reverse sneezing is not a dangerous condition and is very common but it can worsen in some cases with allergies or infection. It is actually a spasm in the back of the throat. Keeping him as calm as possible during an episode will help. You can try giving 25mg of benadryl every 8-12 hours. It may cause him to be a little sleepy but can be given long term without problems. If that doesn't work then have him seen by a veterinarian. A humdifier where he sleeps might help a little. If you have more questions reply back.