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Old 05-20-2017, 03:48 AM
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Not sure if anyone will answer today, my time is 8:41pm possibly later for you guys.
I walked in the room and Buddy Bear was in his kennel breathing very weird and loudy. On Google I looked up "breathing weird" pressed on a video and sounded like what Buddy Bear was doing. I started reading the comments and it said small breeds tend to reverse sneeze. I then look up "reverse sneeze" and press a video and it was exactly what Buddy Bear was doing. I read the comments that it was "okay"
He is now laying down sleeping as I write this breathing normal.
It was scary I think Sunshine did it once but I don't think lasted as long or loud as Buddy Bear.
Have any of your Chi's done a reverse sneeze?
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So I researched it (probably should have done that 1st other than just the videos) but apparently it's okay and "normal" Some recommend Benadryl to calm I believe but Buddy Bear is literally like 4 pounds and the tablets I have is the regular 25mg I give Jr. I'd have to break the pill down like 3 times or something. But he is acting completely normal thankfully and even ate his dinner.
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I have a trick for you if this happens again. Just gently hold him and place the flat of your hand over his nostrils for a couple seconds, the remove your hand. You may need to do this more than once. I have had great success using this trick to interrupt the reverse sneezing cycle! Once the worst of it stops, just pet and soothe the dog until the breathing is good again. Hope this helps!
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It certainly is noisy, isn't it? I have done what Reta suggested and it works. Some dogs are really scared when this happens, and others don't care!

The dosage of Benedryl is 1/4 of a 25mg tablet. This comes out to about 6.25mg. I think, if you get the liquid the vet could give you the dosage. I got this for a 6lb dog, so I think it is 1mg per pound. Do others think this is correct?
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Old 05-21-2017, 12:26 AM
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I have a trick for you if this happens again. Just gently hold him and place the flat of your hand over his nostrils for a couple seconds, the remove your hand. You may need to do this more than once. I have had great success using this trick to interrupt the reverse sneezing cycle! Once the worst of it stops, just pet and soothe the dog until the breathing is good again. Hope this helps!
I had also read this online last night but I was terrified to "cover" his nostrils. I thought he wouldn't be able to breathe.
But now I know it actually does help them and not just a lie or something not good for them.
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It certainly is noisy, isn't it? I have done what Reta suggested and it works. Some dogs are really scared when this happens, and others don't care!

The dosage of Benedryl is 1/4 of a 25mg tablet. This comes out to about 6.25mg. I think, if you get the liquid the vet could give you the dosage. I got this for a 6lb dog, so I think it is 1mg per pound. Do others think this is correct?
Buddy Bear was completely fine and not scared whatsoever. I was the one who was completely terrified and yes very noisy.
I also agree with the 1mg per pound (that's what the vet recommended for Jr 2-3 times a day) But the vet recommended the 25mg pill not the liquid
Buddy Bear is roughly 4 pounds, literally would need 4mg.
6.25mg would be too much, though some cases they recommend 2mg per pound.
Possibly have to cut the 6.25 in half.
Which in reality is hard. But thankfully he was completely fine.
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I have given Bonnie, my 4 pounder a 1/4 of a benedryl. No problems. I only used it to see whether or not the insistent licking of her toes/feet was allergy related. Nope, just something she does. Doesn't ever lick to irritation of the skin, thankfully.
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Well that's good to know for the future in case Buddy Bear needs Benadryl.
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