snorting Schnauzer

by Marie
(virginia beach, va. USA)

My 7-year-old minature schnauzer started snorting really loud and acts like he has something in his throat, but 2 minutes later he is fine.
The snorting is really loud and he gets all tense in his neck and back. He looks like he does when he vomits but nothing ever comes up. He hasn,t done it all day today, but tonight he started again.
Should I be concerned? We just got back from a 4-hour trip.

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Jan 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

My yorkie poo does the same thing- we think she is allergic to herself! She seems fine

Dec 30, 2011
Thank You
by: Vicki

Thanks for your post's I have a new Puppy and she does this every morning. I was searching for why?

Dec 02, 2011
Reverse Sneeze
by: Heather

Hi Marie,
That's what it is - reverse sneeezing - I have owned
two Standard Schnauzers of the years and they both
have done the same thing. So distressing to listen
and see but they are not in any danger.If you look
on youtube people have recorded their dogs doing the
reverse sneeze.

Dec 01, 2011
Answer to snorting.
by: Marie

I took Simon to the vet and he told me he was doing a reverse sneeze. He said he is trying to rid his nose of debris and that was how he did it. The dog doesn't understand the loud noise he is making so it sorta freaks him out. The vet said just to pet him and calm him down and he will be fine. He is still snorting, but it has slowed down alot.

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