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My dog is making a snorting noise. Its pretty loud. Its not

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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.
Submitted: 7 years ago via PetPlace.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 7 years ago.

Hi there,


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?





Customer: replied 7 years ago.

She has a long noise.


Started yesterday.


Not sure maybe last night, she ate a snack at bit ago and drank water.

Expert:  Terri Riba replied 7 years ago.

Dear friend,


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.
Excitation does worsen this condition.


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.

Very sincerely,



Customer: replied 7 years ago.

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.

Expert:  Terri Riba replied 7 years ago.

Hi there,


Is she doing this?


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,



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