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Old 05-12-2009, 09:57
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Hi all,
I have a 2 1/2yr old scottie who sometimes cant seem to catch his breath, it only happens now and again and only lasts for a minute or so.
he will take short, sharp intakes for no apparent reason, then he is fine again.
I wondered if anyone has ever seen this before?
any replies would be appreciated
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:54
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Maybe an allergie? Asthmatic? Give you're vet a quick call just to inquire if they would know why....it seems a little dramatic calling them about everything but to be on the safe side.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:36
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I would agree.
Book him in next week for a check up.
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Old 05-12-2009, 15:54
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Get him checked but sounds like it could be "reverse sneezing" whereby the soft palete can sometimes get caught up at the back of the throat for a short while and acts like a valve with the act of breathing in keeping it stuck there, until they pause and that allows the valve/palete to fall back into it's proper place and away from blocking the throat and they carry on as normal.
It can be a bit of a catch 22 for a few moments as they breath in more sharply as they can't get their breath easily, that keeps it stuck so they can't get their breath so they try to breath in more....

If that's what it is it's not of much consequence, albeit a bit discomforting for him for a short while, sometimes distracting them to give the palete a chance to drop back down helps, but have him checked in case it's something else.
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Old 06-12-2009, 14:27
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Thanks all! I will take him to the vet tomorrow.
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Old 06-12-2009, 14:50
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I agree with Tass, it sounds like reverse sneezing, but always best to get them checked out to be sure.
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Old 06-12-2009, 17:18
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does he make choking / grunting sounds? if my dog has been eating or drinking too fast she does this, i just shout "REN!" at her and she looks up and forgets she is choking
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:36
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does he make choking / grunting sounds? if my dog has been eating or drinking too fast she does this, i just shout "REN!" at her and she looks up and forgets she is choking
No choking or grunting, just short, sharp inhaling.
It's similar to when a child has been sobbing and they forget to breathe, if you know what I mean
As I said before, it only happens now and again and never lasts long, I'm hoping it is only reverse sneezing but I will get him checked today.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:54
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Hi all,
seems as though you were spot on!
vet said the same, nothing but reverse sneezing.
Thanks for all your input.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:34
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Glad to hear he's OK, thanks for letting us know
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