Strange Breathing From Dog?

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    When Cooper is relaxing, usually after he's had a good play in the backyard, he starts to breath heavily, kind of like he's got snot in his nose. That's what it sounds like, anyway. He exhales very deeply and makes these strange snorting noses in his throat.

    He does it all the time now, he seems fine but I wonder if he's actually sick, or has some form of doggy asthma?

    Anyone know what might be wrong?
     
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    Maybe it's time to have a vet check him out.
     
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    It is possible it could be reverse sneezing which is harmless but I would not want to diagnose your dog. Even though I worked in a Vet clinic long ago, I am not a Veterinarian and I think you should call them and ask or take your dog in just to be sure everything is o.k.
     
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    Could be a sinus infection...but, of course I am no vet.
    I agree with the others...get him to the vet, he may need antibiotics.
     
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    perhaps some more info...what breed.....etc and so forth....heavy? any known health problems?
     
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    Here's the thing.

    Dogs are not human. They can't really tell us where it hurts..and many times try to mask ailments.

    Seeing something different in behavior and health should at least trigger some concern..and very possibly a vet visit.
     
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    sometimes that can be a breed specific problem as well. but..any respiratory issues need a vet check asap.
     
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    here is the thing......some breeds this is uncommon....some breeds its a sign of distress......that is why i ask the breed
     
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    and that reverse sneeze stuff is scarey i would try to film the dog....with sound.....cause they will never do it in front of the vet...
     
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    Reverse sneezing is the first thing that came to my mind. If you Google "reverse sneezing dog" you will find videos of dogs reverse sneezing. That way you can get an idea if that's what it is or not. And reverse sneezing is generally no big deal.

    But, of course, when in doubt, go to the vet. And Bones, is right, try to get some video to bring along if you decide you need to go to the vet.
     
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