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My 9 year old Pomeranian (possible American Eskimo mix), has been making a hacking noise for years. The vet has always told us this is simply a reverse sneeze which is common for small dogs. I was hoping someone else could share their opinion and maybe their dog has the same problem. Thanks for checking out the video and sharing any input!

https://youtu.be/tPkJ0AhVVVM
 

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My 9 year old Pomeranian (possible American Eskimo mix), has been making a hacking noise for years. The vet has always told us this is simply a reverse sneeze which is common for small dogs. I was hoping someone else could share their opinion and maybe their dog has the same problem. Thanks for checking out the video and sharing any input!

https://youtu.be/tPkJ0AhVVVM

My Shih Tzu/Poodle does the Reverse Sneeze too .. I don't know the exact cause but my Vet told me they are trying to breathe in through their mouth and nose at the same and she showed me a little trick to help her through it .. I take my thumb and hold it over her nostrils so she just breathes through her mouth and it shortens the episode quite a bit ..
 

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It's a spasm in the soft palate. Any breed can reverse sneeze, but some breeds are more prone to it than others, particularly beagles. It's scary as hell, but it's harmless. If you can get the dog to swallow, you can short circuit the spasm, but they will stop on their own without intervention. (My dog doesn't mind me massaging his throat until he swallows, if your dog freaks out at that sort of thing, just let it go.)
 
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