Is reverse sneezing fairly common, and is it something to be concerned with?
I noticed Rebel tends to have bouts that sound like reverse sneezing. Also my sister in law has a Pug that does it too.
I'm not really sure if what he does is in fact called reverse sneezing. Best way I can describe it, is he's trying to inhale through his nose, but gets a strenuous snort instead. His neck muscles look flexed as well. That continues for about 5 seconds.
When I took him to get neutered, I asked if I could bring him in from the car while I do the paper work.. the nurse asked if he had any odd symptoms after which I described the above to her. She didn't seem to want him in the "visitor" area where he would be exposed to the other dogs. I wasn't sure what to make of that.
edit: I just got done reading the thread here
and it put my mind at ease. =) Yeah the nurse did mention kennel cough.. makes sense now.