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Old 01-19-2013, 02:42 PM
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I do hope it's just reverse sneezing.

I have checked out other videos & although she has similar symptoms, hers have got more frequent & not just when she gets excited. Plus when the vet squeezed her neck on the sides, she showed that it hurt.

She has always 'honked' occasionally, even when she was tiny, & I've always used a harness so I'm pretty sure her trachea hasn't been damaged by a collar & leash.

She is a bit on the tubby side, & im currently cutting back on her food, trouble is shes one of those that is always hungry!

It's reassuring to know that some of you have also experienced the 'honk'! And yes, rubbing her throat & cuddles do seem to stop them.

Anyway the X-ray is on Tuesday so will know then, I think your comments have helped me to stop worrying so much, so thanks lots.. By the way it's 3.30pm in the uk & chi chi hasnt honked yet & we've got snow, so we're both wrapping up warm & going for a nice walk.. How much better is life with a chihuahua?!
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Mylo used to do this a bit but doesn't really do it any more. Willow has a real problem with this though. I find that distracting her by calling her name helps. It tends to happen a lot after drinking... How do I know at what point to start worrying and get it checked out?
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All 3 of mine reverse sneeze and it can look and sound like your videos. They do it when excited or if they eat or drink too quickly. I do not pinch their nose nor rub their throat. With mine it is very short and they resolve on their own.
Hope you get some answers and that they rule out anything big.

I have posted videos of reverse sneezing here so you may have seen these already:


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Mylo used to do this a bit but doesn't really do it any more. Willow has a real problem with this though. I find that distracting her by calling her name helps. It tends to happen a lot after drinking... How do I know at what point to start worrying and get it checked out?
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Chi chi has always done it too, and it didnt concern me before as they were mild, occasional & didnt affect her daily life. Plus when she went for booster jab last year I mentioned it to the vet, who said it was probably reverse sneezing.

I only decided to take chi chi to the vets because she started doing it alot & they were more severe & also at random times, sometimes when she's just sitting quietly.

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Chi chi has always done it too, and it didnt concern me before as they were mild, occasional & didnt affect her daily life. Plus when she went for booster jab last year I mentioned it to the vet, who said it was probably reverse sneezing.

I only decided to take chi chi to the vets because she started doing it alot & they were more severe & also at random times, sometimes when she's just sitting quietly.

Hope that helps
Thanks. I think judging from what people have said it's just a normal amount because it happens if she's playing or just had a drink. I hope you figure out whether Chi chi has a problem or if it's just reverse sneezing and I hope she's feeling better soon.
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Default Chi Chi went to the vets yesterday..

Thought Id give you an update on the results that came back from Chi Chi's x-ray yesterday.

From the X-ray the vet could see that the folds near her epiglottis are rather large for the size of her (they are touching & flapping against each other, which apparantley isn't normal) so she thinks this is why chi chi makes a honking noise like a goose sometimes.
The vet said they were inflammed & looked sore which could explain why shes been having more frequent & severe attacks lately.
So shes given us 2 weeks of Anti-inflammatory to see if this stops the frequency & severity of her 'honking' attacks.
The x-ray didnt show any other problems..hurrah!

She didn't seem to think it was a major concern, but we are to monitor her & if things get worse then she can have another look & if needed chi chi could see a respiratory specialist.

So its a big relief that my little girl is ok. It was lovely to get her home last night, although the nurses didn't want her to leave as they adore her! she was the smallest patient that they had in yesterday

Thanks again for your comments at the weekend.
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That's interesting. Your doctor sounds very thorough. Thanks for the information.


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collapsed trachea is caused by softened cartilage rings that do not support the treaches open tubular shapecausing it to collapse similar to a flattened drinking straw, symptoms are coughing shortness of breath and fatigue as dog inhales impedes breathing.

reverse sneezing, a gagging reflex triggered by overexcitement,during a reverse sneezing attack the dog typically extends his/her neckforward,breaths rapidly,snorts,wheezes and honks untilthe spasm subsides. I calmattack rub his or her neckand throator covering the nostrilswith finger tips for a few secondswill calm him/her andforce tobreath through his/her mouththus usually helping the attack subside.


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