Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

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Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by Big Oak Beagles » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:51 am

Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing? Sounds like the dog is sucking air back through its nose and mouth at same time.Looks almost like it's having a seizure and then it stops.Vet says it's common in small breeds.(pocket beagles) 9"to11"

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Re: Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by S.R.Patch » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:36 am

I've had a few that did it, but they were regular sized beagles, nothing to do with dwarfism.
The two instances it normally would be exhibited would be when pulling on a lead strap or eating dry food in a hurry.
The flap of skin at the rear of the mouth that keeps water from going out your nose when you swallow seemed to get turned and they seemed to be trying to suck it back right again.
Usually cupping your hands round the muzzle and giving a blow or giving a palm full of water to the mouth to swallow, took care and put it right again. Easy enough to fix, but the hounds that exhibit the sneezing are often the same throughout their lives, at those odd times.

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Re: Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by Hippy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:11 pm

It is hereditary as I have a Male and Female -SAME parents/different litters- that exhibit the same thing. Hold your finger and thumb over each nostril ,stroke there necks until they swallow usually fixes it quickly

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Re: Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by cris axtell/coal hill ken » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:23 am

Very common. It has to do with the soft pallet in the back of the throat. As the dog gets older the pallet becomes tougher and it happens less often.
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Re: Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by LR Patch » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:12 pm

Know it's common in small breed house dogs .
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Re: Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by horsrman » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:45 am

My hunting buddy's dog does this. It seems to be allergy related in her as she mostly does it in spring and summer when in certain type of weed cover. He does the nose pinching to help with it.

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Re: Anyone ever hear of reverse sneezing?

Post by OKIEDOG » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:46 am

Yes - I have a dog that will do it if I use alot of pine or cedar chips or during hayfever season. A little benadryl helps as does lifting her rear legs gently up, then squeezing her nose from the part closest to the eyes down toward the nostrils. Be prepared, sometimes the snot bubbles that come out have gross stuff in it, but, it seems to help my female. The benadryl reduces the effect so I don't have to 'blow her nose' as often.

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