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When a dog happens to snort alot is that normal?

I mean my does; I think its allergies .
my husband thinks its just his way of breathing.
I don't because if that were the case he would be breathing like that all the time.

 
incarnita

Asked by incarnita at 11:38 AM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Pets

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  • He should be fine, my boston terrier in fact at this moment is snoring away. he always has, allergies can make it worse though, Baxter has really bad allergies, call your vet and mention it and see what they say, but he should be fine.
    Froggy_girl1790

    Answer by Froggy_girl1790 at 1:21 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • What breed is he? Different breeds have different ways. I mean if he has a bulldog type nose, then snorting is normal. If he is a larger dog, alot of times they snort depending on breed. It really would depend on the breed (or mix). So basically, I need more info.
    Petie

    Answer by Petie at 11:41 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • He's a Rat Terrior. small dog.
    incarnita

    Answer by incarnita at 11:50 AM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • It sounds like reverse sneezing and it should be fine, but you can ask your vet if you are concerned.
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 2:59 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I have a terrier as well. He does tend to snort when he gets all excited. He also snores quite loudly in his sleep. Nothing like the snorting that my pug used to do....man alive, poor guy!
    lucindamartinez

    Answer by lucindamartinez at 4:30 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Here is some info I found about reverse sneezing.

    http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1611&aid=1112

    Here are a couple of videos. Is this what your dog sounds like?

    http://www.petplace.com/dogs/reverse-sneezing-in-dogs/page1.aspx
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 8:45 AM on Aug. 25, 2009