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Q: Why Does my dog snort???

March 27, 2008 | By jacklynn s. | 8 answers | Expired: 2205 days ago

She is a Rat Terrier and old.Please help me

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Cjpo
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Mar 27, 2008

Does this snorting sound kinda like a asthma attack? and the dogs stomach is sucking in? Then, that might simply be like a reverse sneeze. If a dog has something in their nose(peice of dirt, fuzz, etc.) They can't blow their nose so they breath in, like a reverse sneeze. It is the dogs way if clearing their nose. Sounds horrible but usually doesn't last long. Hope this helps put your mind at ease.

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Jill R.
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Mar 27, 2008

If your dog snorts when he's excited once in awhile, it sounds like a simple way some dogs will communicate. Some dogs will snort when they are excited and are sniffing other dogs.

If he is doing it in combination with coughing, sneezing, tearing, then there may be some medical issue at hand, so you would want to see the vet.

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Morgan
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Mar 27, 2008

My Golden snorts and it was a nurse friend who told me she had a deviated septum. I thought initially she was having an asmah attack. I know now I just have to let her rest to regain her normal breathing pace.

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