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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-26-2008, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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stuffy nose?

Is it possible for a dog to have one? Billy has been having times during the day where he sounds stuffy-- I would equate it to kind of clearing your throat-- he has it in the mornings and occasionally after he eats-- he was eating some cottage cheese with his dinner last night and almost immediately afterwards, he did it (not for long-- it kind of happens once, and then he stops)-- i thought maybe the cottage cheese was making him phlegmy, so I decided to stop feeding it to him-- well, he just ate dinner (kibble and peas) and did it again-- it doesn't seem to annoy him, but it worries me-- he started doing it last week-- any thoughts?

one thing to mention-- last monday at the vet, he had a vaccine done through his nose for prevention of kennel cough-- could this be causing it? or is this normal and i am just being a worrisome mother?
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Oh Mary, get used to it. Whether you are a worrisome mother or not, you will always worry about something with these babies!! Maybe he is having some kind of allergic reaction to the food your are feeding him. If he had the reaction after you stopped the cottage cheese, maybe it is the food. I would just call the vet, dont let them FORCE you to take him in, usually the techs will have a suggestion. If he continues, you may have to have him checked for allergies. The vet techs in my vets office are wonderful and since my vet is SO busy they will always suggest something to keep you from having to go in for a paid visit!!

I dont know Mary, maybe Billy is allergic to MOlly and he will have to come live with me now - what do you think??? hehe

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with all the fun he and molly are having, i think they would be crushed

my mom and hubby say i am being paranoid-- so i will try removing the food he is having (although it was the kind his former owner told me he ate) and try something else
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our hubby and Mom might be right, but,... as a Mommy you can never be too sure, so change the food if it relieves your mind, and see. YOu are such a good Mommy!!

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I dont know Mary, maybe Billy is allergic to MOlly and he will have to come live with me now - what do you think??? hehe[/QUOTE]

Oh, GOOD TRY, Laurie!

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Mary the first thing I thought of when reading this was reverse sneezing. Here is a video of what it sounds like.


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that is kind of what it sounds like, but not as extreme as that poor dog!! he does it like once or twice(as opposed to the many times the dog in the video was doing)
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Talking Pretend this isn't your mom....

During the summer I took Molly to the vet for what turned out to be a reverse-sneeze!

It scared the living daylights out of Dad and me...we really thought she couldn't breathe. The vet examined her carefully, as he always does, and explained the "reverse sneeze" to me. He said that Molly, being the digger and snuffer-of-dirt that she is, could possibly have inhaled some stuff...the sneeze was the result.

She still sometimes does it after she's been running in the cold, and snuffling and eating snow or uck! MUD...she and Billy both did it once after they had romped this morning.

I agree with Laurie that calling the vet will be a good way to make sure. (Or, I could do it for you tomorrow if you can't get to a phone at work)!

So...if anyone out there who is NOT Mary's mom agrees and/or disagrees...well, you know how it goes! Love you-u-u-u-u-u-u

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Mary, Kubrick will reverse sneeze once or twice sometimes instead of a lot. That's probably what Billy is doing.


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Hmm. Never heard of a reverse sneeze. My dog does this occasionally, she is a shedder, so I just figured it was sort of hairs stuck in her throat. She never got sick...just made similar noises.

Some sounded more like a wheezing...but I take that as a side affect of her heart mumor (per the vet).
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