Why Is My Dog Wheezing And Sneezing?


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Sam Easterbrook Profile
Sam Easterbrook answered
The canine respiratory system is fairly similar to our own and some of the things that cause us to sneeze, wheeze and cough can have the same effect on our dogs. However, dogs are unable to spit, which means that getting rid of bacteria filled mucus from the throat is difficult for them.

An infection of the throat or nose can result in prolonged sneezing. If nasal discharge is present, it is likely that the sneezing is caused by a bacterial infection, in which case consult with your vet about treatment. It is possible that your dog suffers from allergies rather like a human. Most allergic reactions in dogs cause skin irritation and itching, but allergies also can cause sneezing. Reactions to pollen in particular can cause a dog to sneeze. If a dog is sneezing and displaying signs of skin irritation, it is likely due to an allergic reaction

There are a number of viruses that can affect a dog, one of which is Kennel Cough. Kennel cough is a highly infectious, non-life-threatening virus comparable to human influenza. The symptoms include coughing and hacking. Kennel cough in isolation is typically not a serious condition, but persistent kennel cough can be a sign of an underlying immune system problem. Always consult your vet if in doubt.
Pollution can have an impact on a dog’s health, products such as air freshener, perfume, deodorant and cigarette smoke can cause a dog to sneeze. Cigarette smoke is a particularly common cause as it lingers in the air for a long time.
If any of these symptoms continue it is best that you take your dog to a vet as soon as possible as it may be something more serious.
Eric Profile
Eric answered
dog sneezing can be caused by several things. It could be an allergy or your dog could be getting a cold. These are just a couple of reasons.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are several things that can cause sneezing and wheezing.  Allergies, asthma, upper or lower respiratory infection, nasal foreign body, fungal infection, obesity, and neoplasia are all possible causes.  Have your dog examined by a veterinarian to rule out serious causes of wheezing/sneezing and so appropriate treatment can be started.
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Anonymous answered
He has a wheezing attack every so often mostly at night, the vet said it was drainage.  Now he is sneezing and wheezing and snorting.  Is it a cold?  Vet won't be open until Tuesday.
Anastasia (nickname: Anya) Profile
Is your dog overweight? My cousin's dog is and one night I woke up and thought my mom was snoring. It turned out to be my cousin's overweight beagle.
old timer dogs tend to snore a lot.

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