Is It Normal For A Pitbull To Make Snorting And Sneezing Noises?


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Yes, this is normal behaviour and is usually known as 'reverse sneezing', although it can also be called 'backwards sneezing' or 'inspiratory paroxysmal respiration'.

Although this condition is present in many breeds of dog, it's usually more common in smaller, stouter breeds with broad skulls.

What is the snorting sound that my pitbull makes?
  • The exact cause for reverse sneezing is unknown, but it may be due to an allergy, or irritation in your pet's sinuses.
  • This problem may be uncomfortable for your dog, but is not believed to be damaging.
  • Usually, it occurs when the dog has just awoken from sleep, following exercise, or after meals.
  • Light blowing on the dog's face or patting your dog on its sides can help it to stop reverse sneezing.
  • Normally, dogs only have random episodes of this condition which are nothing to worry about. If your dog has more frequent episodes of reverse sneezing, however, then you should take it to the vet.
  • This condition could also be the sign of a more serious problem such as tracheal collapse.

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