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I have a pit/terrier mix. 45 lbs. He is healthy, happy but occasionally he sneezes frequently and has a grunting sounding cough at times, as if something gets stuck in his throat. This has been going on since he was a puppy. But tonight he is doing it a lot. Mo distress.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the pit's name?

Shoogy.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Shoogy?

No. He is healthy. Up to date on shots. and never acts sick when this happens.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hi. I’m Dr. Denise, a licensed veterinarian. Welcome to JustAnswer! I’d like to help with your concerns regarding Shoogy.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Other than the sneezing/coughing sound, is he having any other symptoms? (vomiting/diarrhea/lethargy/change in appetite, etc).

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No. Perfectly happy and frisky.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Not now. It seems to have passed.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Ok, given the symptoms that you are describing, I'm considering that he may have a condition called reverse sneezing. This happens in dogs when they are excited or have swelling in the back of their throat (sometimes from allergies). Instead of a normal outward sneeze, they suck air in and it makes a very odd sound.

Watch this video and let me know if it is similar to what he is doing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3L4v0W2_Sw

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

How does that video of reverse sneezing compare to what you're seeing from Shoggy.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Denise
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Denise, Dog Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Hi, it's Dr. Denise. Just checking in on Shoggy.

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