Reverse Sneezing Is A Respiratory Event That Causes A Dog To Snort, Wheeze, Or Otherwise Struggle To Breathe
Reverse sneezing sounds similar to a dog snorting, wheezing, huffing, or trying to breath. It usually only lasts a few seconds (but may continue for a minute or two) before it resolves on its own. The strange rapid breathing sound can also be accompanied by a spasm to the head, neck, and chest that looks like a type of convulsion. Reverse sneezed is a short respiratory event that causes a dog to snort, wheeze, or huff. It is a response to a narrowed or irritable airway around the pharynx and soft palate of a dog's throat. An involuntary spasm causes the neck to expand and the chest to expand. Owners can identify these episodes by looking for the following signs. Many dogs have episodes of reverse sneezzing that include symptoms like snorting and wheezed. Other medical issues may require additional treatment. Blood tests, upper airway exams, rhinoscopy, tracheoscopy and diagnostic imaging may be performed to determine the source of airway irritability. Respiratory snezing is usually self-limiting and requires no interaction from their owners. There are a few steps you can take to help minimize your dog's symptoms. Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause of the reverse sneezeing and accompanying signs. Surgery may be needed if there is a tumor or structural abnormality. The symptoms are usually nothing to worry about. It's rare for dogs to have complications from these episodes. Dogs with normal episodes of reversing sneeezing should have no ill effects. However, some medical issues can require additional medical treatment. It can be possible to determine your dogs's triggers and limit sneezes in the future. High pollen seasons can cause more frequent episodes of reversal after meals. Don't drink water bowls shallow if your dog drinks too fast , but make sure to fill them often to prevent dehydration. . . .