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my shih tzu weezes and sounds like it is choking but is

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My shih tzu weezes and sounds like it is choking but is fine. What is going on? Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Joni replied 11 years ago.
Does he do this when he is excited mostly? Do his sides suck in when he is doing it and he sounds like he is sucking in rather than coughing out?
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Joni's Post: Yes. You described it perfectly.
Expert:  Joni replied 11 years ago.

Thought that might be it. It is a reverse sneeze and is very common in small breeds. There is nothing to worry about. Here is a link to tell you more about it: