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Dana Mccarthy | 5 years ago
Reverse Sneezing My 2 Yr Old 2lb Chihuahua Does This Every Now And Again …

Reverse sneezing my 2 yr old 2lb chihuahua does this every now and again , she was due to be spayed yesterday and the vet and I have put it off for a week as she was reverse sneezing a lot and had irritated her throat ,what could it be ?

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Nathan Mort | 5 years ago
Was Pushed Against The Ground. His Eyes Were Very Large And Pupils Dilated Too, And…

was pushed against the ground. His eyes were very large and pupils dilated too, and he was completely unresponsive. That went on for the better part of a minute, and then I opened the door and he went in the house, but had a very hard time walking. It was as though he was drunk. He is a rescue and I have had him for 14 months. I have never seen this occur before. He does reverse sneeze from time to time, but I am not sure if that has any significance to what happened this morning. I would appreciate any advice with this that is available

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Jenna S | 5 years ago
My 5 Y Old, 12lb Mini Poodle Has Been Having Pretty Bad RS Fits For…

My 5 y old, 12lb mini poodle has been having pretty bad RS fits for 4 days now. They last up to a minute and a half and occur around 15 times a day. I took him to the vet yesterday but I feel he was misdiagnosed. The vet didn’t even so much as take Frankie’s temp. He literally walked in, pet Frank on the back and proceeded to tell me that my dog probably has nasal mites and that he would be prescribing Frank an antihistamine to be taken 3 x’s/day and Ivomec to be administered 1/week for 3 weeks. I don’t understand how a veterinarian can diagnose a patient without having done any testing?? The appointment lasted 8 minutes and I was charged $90. I had faith in the vet and went home. I noticed by 11PM Frankie’s symptoms weren’t getting any better. By 2AM I was awoken by his loud breathing. It was extremely labored. I opened every window in the room and cooled it down to 71°, yet his breathing remained fast and labored. I know he wasn’t panting because his mouth wasn’t open. His heart rate was 72 beats/min. I stayed up from 2 to 6 AM with him to comfort him, and the labored breathing gradually went away but the RS fits he’s been having today seem really bad. I checked his gums and they’re very, very pale compared to yesterday. He’s extremely lethargic and walks very slow, which is the complete opposite of his normal excited and energetic demeanor. He also hasn’t defected in over 2 days, or passed gas. I feel like this problem is much worse and needs to be looked into a lot further than a pet on the back. Im so frustrated that the vet that saw him yesterday was so un-thorough and seemed to be in a rush. I just want my little guy to feel okay again:(

What I’d like to know is, would anyone happen to know what this might be? From the research I’ve done, it seems like Frankie’s symptoms match up to either having a foreign object stuck in his nasal cavity or a respiratory infection. The medicine he’s currently taking for nasal mites clearly isn’t working….or will it take days for him to feel better? The vet told me that the reverse sneezing should stop “tonight” and that was yesterday.

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Jenna S | 5 years ago
My 12 Lb Poodle Mix Has Had A Problem With Reverse Sneezing Since I Rescued…

My 12 lb poodle mix has had a problem with reverse sneezing since I rescued him in 2011 at age 1.5. Usually his episodes last only a few seconds and he calms down when I pet him or comfort him. However, as of right now it has been about 16 hours that he’s been doing it off and on and I’m terrified. Yesterday around 3 pm I let him outside to play in the sunshine for a bit, I watched him. After being outside for only 5 or 6 minutes he went into a reverse sneezing fit. I pet him and he calmed down and then brought him back inside. Normally once he’s done with the fit he doesn’t do it again for days or weeks. Yesterday, though, it kept happening. He would go into a fit after just walking around. I’ve had him laying in his doggie bed since the first episode and he hasn’t moved around much on his own.

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

Reverse sneezing in general is benign. However, a bad fit like that would make me suspicious. I’d worry about some foreign body or something that doesn’t belong and irritates the soft palate.

For helping to end the fit, our vet recommended getting the dog to swallow. Usually it worked. Sometimes people recommend massaging the throat or plugging the nose; those didn’t really work for us. The swallowing did.

But considering how bad the episode was, I’d want to have his nasal passages checked properly to make sure there isn’t something in there, causing the irritation.

http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/12/03/reverse-sneezing.aspx?x_cid=20150210_ranart_everse-sneezing_facebookpets