Why Do Dogs Sneeze 

Why Do Dogs Sneeze? 

Dog sneezing is a regular occurrence. You may be wondering if excessive sneezing is a cause for concern! We are here to help. Below are some common reasons why your four-legged friend might be sneezing. We have included some signs to look for and what to do if your dog will not stop sneezing.

Play Sneezing – Did you know that dogs may sneeze when playing? No need to worry. This is a sign of happiness!

Allergies – Sneezing can be an indicator of underlying environmental allergies. You may notice sneezing and other allergy signs such as watery eyes or itchiness. Sneezing may also be due to nasal infections that may be fungal or bacterial.

Reverse Sneezing – This is an interesting phenomenon in response to excitement, inflammation, or irritants. Dogs will exhibit sudden inhalations through the nose. It may seem like your dog has breathing problems, but they are likely okay. Try petting them to calm them down.

Nasal Mites – Nasal mites are tiny bugs that cause nasal irritation in dogs. It is common for dogs to get nasal mites when they dig or rub their nose in the dirt.

Tumors – Nasal tumors are common in older dogs. Symptoms are characterized by an increased frequency of sneezing over time.

There may be other reasons dogs sneeze, but the list above is the most common. Some reasons require further treatment, and others do not. Before starting any treatment, you should consult your local veterinarian to determine the cause of your dog’s sneezing.