The exact reason for these reverse sneezing episodes is unknown but may be related to allergies, nasal irritants, or nasal inflammation. Any age, breed or sex can be affected.
A reverse sneeze may look disturbing – many people fear that their dog is not breathing during these episodes – but it is not a harmful condition and there are no ill effects. Reverse sneezing attacks are generally quite brief and not life threatening. Between episodes, the dog acts normal.
In some situation when reverse sneezing is frequent, a more serious condition may be the underlying cause. In those situations, testing for nasal mites, nasal cancer should be done.
How to Stop a Reverse Sneezing Episode
An episode can be stopped if the dog is stimulated to swallow by either massaging the throat or briefly pinching off the nasal openings. Sometimes opening the dogs mouth and gently pulling on the dogs tongue or giving the dog something to eat and drink can also stop the reverse sneezing episode. Some dogs have reverse sneezing episodes so frequently that various medications may be needed to reduce their frequency.
What to Watch For
If the revere sneezing occurs frequently (daily or several times a day) and is associated with other clinical signs, then further evaluation should be completed by your veterinarian.
Watch for other abnormal signs that may suggest a more serious problem including nasal discharge, epistaxis (bloody nose), sneezing, difficulty breathing, abnormal facial deformity over the nose area, decreased appetite and/or lethargy.
Is that a flea collar on her neck? If so that would be the first thing I would get rid of. I don't believe that is asthma attacks. Take her to the vet and have a thorough check up done. As the other person said show your vet the video.
1.Boxerpop: her flea collar was put just yesterday and those attacks took place before so it has nothing to do with it i guess.
since i took her from a rescue shelter 2 weeks ago, neither i or them have her medical history, i sent them the clip this morning they said they will show it to the vet .
one more thing i noticed, its been happening while she is resting or sleeping , once a day, never when running or playing.
one more concern i have is that she is not barking at all, from day one and in the shelter she never barks i mean never at all , the only sound i heard from her was like crying a little when i leave the house and that also very very low sound.
My guess would be reverse sneeze as well. It is harmless and usually doesn't need treatment. However because this is a boxer and she's been doing it every day it could be a sign of a respiratory problem, such as an elongated soft palate. This is very common in brachycephalic (short nosed) breeds. A quick vet visit will let you know for sure, but my guess is just reverse sneezing.
Poor baby.. that looks very miserable. I think the reverse sneeze also. Sully had kennel cough a while back and I did some research on it and found out about the reverse sneeze. Binga did this a few times and to me it seemed like she was cleaning out her sinuses.
I have never seen a dog in a flea collar.. I thought they were only for cats!
When I brought my girl home from the shelter she did something similar and my vet said it was mites. They start in the ear and followed the ear canal to her sinuses. She would breath in really funny because the mites were irritating her. He gave her some antibiotics and it went away within a few days. It may be that or a reverse sneeze. Hopefully the vet will be able to help her out.
I also think the flea collar needs to go. There are many other treatment methods for fleas and other pests that are a lot better for you adorable girl.
Good luck when I rescued my boxer from the animal shelter he had kennel cough he did the same thing vet check and $100. later with med he was well then my chix got it. My chihuahua mix does that all of the time. but my boxer has not done it since he got well!
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