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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?

 

Thanks,

 

Terri

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?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx7tveHyFqk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3RpoU0qXw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amGKQX9zdug&feature=related

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.

http://www.thepetcenter.com/gen/canineinfluenza.html

It can also be kennel cough, a reverse sneeze, an allergy or swallowed non food item.

http://www.papillonclub.org/Education/trachea.htm

http://www.papillonclub.org/Education/trachea.htm%3C/a%3E
http://www.beaglebuddies.com/misc/reverse.html http://www.beaglebuddies.com/misc/reverse.html%3C/a%3E
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.

 

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-care-canine-flu-question-and-answer.html

 

 

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,

Terri

 

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?

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG5k9XVlh3c

 

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,

 

Terri

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