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Input Wanted about Backward Sneeze

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My Beagle has a 'backward sneeze' almost every day. He begins to heave and appears to be choking. It scared me the first time it happened so I went to the Internet to look for answers. It was a huge relief to find that this behavior is not an emergency, so I could relax. There are several videos on the internet showing different breeds having a 'backward sneeze'.
There are a few things you can do if this happens to your dog. The only thing new that I have to offer that seems to help a little:

When the 'sneeze' seems almost over, allow you dog to lick a small amount of butter or margarine from your fingertip.

If you do nothing, the event will stop with none the worse for your dog.
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I have a couple of dogs that do the Reverse Sneezing. I have found sometimes if you just block their nose for a minute so they breathe through their mouth it stops.
My female Shih Tzu x Maltese has always done it but my male has just started doing it when he gets excited, like when I have been out and come home. They are 10 and 11 years old.
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