Below are eight typical reasons why dog keeps sneezing:
– Sometimes, when dogs get very excited, they can sometimes sneeze uncontrollably. This is usually caused by anxiety and show how a dog is socially responsive toward other dogs as well as humans. Some dogs keep sneezing just because they are playing with other dogs. This does not indicate illness, but it is just part of their playful nature.
– Other symptoms include coughing or hacking, constant barking, whining, and sometimes hyperactive. This can be attributed to allergies, and you should consult your vet. Many times, when dogs to use up their internal strength to try to fight off their symptoms, they may end up with diarrhea, which can be a serious problem if it goes untreated. It is wise to call your veterinarian immediately if your dog begins to have blood in his stool.
– Severe cases of sneezing could mean a medical problem with the immune system. If you suspect this is the case, you should consult a veterinarian. The symptoms include difficulty breathing, constant congestion and difficulty swallowing. In extreme cases, the lungs can collapse.
– If you see blood in your pet’s stool, this is another sign of sneezing. You should take him to the vet right away for a complete checkup and discharge. A primary care veterinarian may order a chest x-ray or an aerosol test (if he suspects that the cause of the sneezing is from an inhalation of airborne matter). However, if the vet detects a bacterial infection in the throat, he will most likely prescribe antibiotics for treatment. You will want to do your own research to find out whether or not these antibiotics are appropriate for your dog’s condition.
– Another sign that your dog is suffering from a canine version of hay fever is his tendency to constantly rub his nose in excess of his mouth. If you see your dog constantly sniffing and licking his nose, he could have nasal congestion. Hay fever causes irritation and inflammation of the nasal passages, so this could also contribute to your dog’s symptoms. If your dog keeps pawing at his face and pawing at his paws when he sneezes, it could be because he is trying to relieve himself. Your veterinarian will need to run a series of tests to confirm this diagnosis.
– Some other less common reasons your dog might be sneezing are a foreign body in the nose or some swelling in the nose or sinus passages. A foreign body could be anything from a foreign tooth to a foreign stick or something stuck in the nose. These things can irritate the membranes in the nose and cause inflammation. Any inflammation can lead to additional issues, if not treated properly.
Keep an eye on your pet and look out for any of the signs mentioned above. If anything starts to look out of the ordinary, take your pet to the vet to determine what may be going on. Remember, allergies are never pleasant and can cause major discomfort to your pet. The longer you allow your pet’s symptoms to go untreated, the more uncomfortable he will become. If you suspect he has some type of allergy, it is best to treat it as soon as possible.
At the veterinarian, there are a variety of treatments available for dogs with allergies. These treatments include antihistamines and decongestants. Antihistamines can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of sneezing and nasal passage infections. Decongestants will relieve congestion in the nasal passage and ease the irritation and inflammation. If these treatments don’t work for you and your pet, discuss further treatment options with your veterinarian.
Because allergies in animals can be very difficult to treat, it is always a good idea to have your pet checked thoroughly by his veterinarian once a year. He can run a series of tests to make sure there are no other health concerns. You can also take him into your own home to have the tests done. It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your pet’s health.
If you find that your dog keeps sneezing and sniffles frequently, the best thing you can do is get him treated. It’s much easier to treat canine allergies than it is to treat human allergies. The remedies available for dogs are very similar to those for humans. Since many times it’s simply a matter of diagnosing your dog’s symptoms and applying the right remedy.