Reverse sneezing is usually a sudden, rapid forceful inhalation of air and is usually caused by allergies, irritants, excitement, or depression. It can also happen after drinking/eating, physical exertion, or pulling on the leash. Give Benadryl or Zyrtec to help relieve symptoms. For immediate relief, cover your dog’s nose with your hand so it breathes through the mouth. Episodes usually last for up to a couple of minutes and occur throughout the day; symptoms should subside within a few days. Always seek advice from the vet for worsening symptoms as there might be possible foreign bodies in the nasal passage. Our awesome vet informed us that kennel cough is a hacking cough with phlegm (usually frothy), discharge from the eyes, elevated temp, and/or fatigue.

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