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Old 10-04-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My 9 year old GSD/Lab mix is making wheezing noise, like he wants to sneeze but can't. Any idea what this could be?

BTW, he is up to date with his vaccinations. He had his Bordetella shot updated on Tuesday and started a new daycare on Friday. I don't think it could be kennel cough.

We moved to Raleigh, NC in July. Could it be allergies?

Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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It could be any number of things, including allergies, congestive heart failure, tonsillitis, etc. Go to the vet Monday!
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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It could be a reverse sneeze. They sound horrible but are completely harmless!
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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He was at the vet on Tuesday for a full check up. He also had one before we moved in June. I would hope that if were something really major, it would have been picked up then, but I could be wrong.

He is still playful and his happy-go-lucky self. That's why I wonder if it's a reverse sneeze or allergies. I am watching him like a hawk.
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:01 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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If you think it's allergies you could try giving him Benadryl, see if that helps. You'll need to call your vet for dosing.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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It could be a reverse sneeze. They sound horrible but are completely harmless!

I disagree while a reverse sneeze can be harmless or be somethiing easliy fixed like nasal mites it is worth it to have it checked out by a vet as it is not always harmless . Dash had a reverse sneeze that we first thought might be nasal mites or something like a fox tail up his nose but his turned out to be nasal cancer as did the reverse sneezes of the other dogs on the nasal cancer thread so please do not just assume it is harmless. It can be the first symptom of this deadly cancer.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thanks everyone. I am going to monitor him closely and check with his vet.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Our puppy (chihuahua/papillon mix) used to have bouts of reverse-sneezing when we first got him last year. We were worried it was kennel cough. We went back to the rescue that we adopted him from and they couldn't find anything wrong with him but gave him doxycyclin(?). He continued to do this from time to time so we took him to another vet, who said that it wasn't anything serious to worry about (that it isn't as bad as it sounds). He showed us how to lift his head "to the heavens" to help ease it though... his words not mine lol. In retrospect, I think the reverse sneezing probably was triggered to allergies? Because it was a new area for him... and he hasn't had a reverse-sneezing case ever since last year...
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