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Old 12-03-2012, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The only way I can describe this is like a snorting sound or almost chocking sound. It's just a recent thing daisy has started and does a couple of times a day like snorting? It's bit scary to watch but she's always fine about a minute later and running around. It can happen when she gets excited like when someone comes into the house etc
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm no expert but it sounds like reverse sneezing. This is quite normal and they seem to do it especially when excited. I don't like it, it sounds scary. Hopefully other people with more knowledge can give you their thoughts.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Does she wear a collar?

If so - stop using a collar, even for decoration.

If not - I don't think it's something to worry about unless it's causing her problems, then take her to the vet.

Grace does it sometimes when she drinks too much or too fast.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No I use harness on her and only when we go out she wears a t shirt during the day but its big on her so wouldn't be that. Hopefully it's the reverse sneezing its so scary think she can't breath
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It sounds like reverse sneezing to me also. Drinking too fast, or getting excited can bring it on. I just rub their throat, and open up their mouth and it stops.
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Sometimes it can be reflux related.

When Grace is doing it a lot.... my vet showed me how to hold her and do a bounce with her to help. It almost always stops it unless its from her drinking LOL

You hold them with their back to your chest so she is straight (like standing on back legs). Let her stand on one of your hands and hold her chest lightly to balance her against your chest... then bounce a little (like you would a baby, so not rough).

Worth a shot
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks Tori will try this

Deborah thanks for tip will try it too see if it helps. It's just horrible listening to it.
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Just coincidently, this article about reverse sneezing showed up in my inbox today!
How to Recognize an Episode of Reverse Sneezing

My Molly had reverse sneezing, and it always sounded scary, like she was gasping for breath. Sometimes the cold air would trigger it when we went outside. It would only last for a minute and then would stop. It helped if I massaged her throat very gently. It was scary because she always looked a little panicked, but it never hurt her in any way.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Kathleen that is great info yep that's exactly like daisy thank God was getting worried its only been passed couple weeks maybe its to do with the cold air she hates it. Hasn't done it since she was last out. Thankyou so much was getting really worried was going to ring the vets and bring her in!!
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I am glad it was helpful.
I remember the first time Molly did it I was so worried she was choking. Thank goodness it only lasts a minute.
Can't hurt to mention it to the vet next time Daisy is there!
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