Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

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Usually mild

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Key points

  • Reverse sneezing is caused by irritation at the very back of the nose
  • There are many possible causes, and often the cause is unknown
  • Diagnosis will depend on the symptoms but may include imaging and lab tests
  • Often no treatment is needed, otherwise, treatment will depend on the cause
  • It’s important to get your dog checked by a veterinarian if they are reverse sneezing for the first time, to rule out more serious conditions

Common in


Reverse sneezing doesn’t make a honking sound.

Understanding the diagnostics

It’s a good idea to video an episode, so your veterinarian can get a better idea of what’s going on.

Learning About The Causes

Essentially, any irritation to the back of the nose or upper throat area can cause reverse sneezing.

Best Treatment Options

Final thoughts


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