Dog sneezing, runny nose, woke up from sleep because of breathing problem
by Samantha Wei Xu
My dog Jade is 4 years old Labrador. She was given first injection of kennel cough two weeks ago, and starting 3 days ago she has been sneezing quite often and has had watery discharge from her nose.
It is not a non-stop sneeze, but it's fairly frequent compared with her normal heavy sneezing which happens mostly when she is out exploring (and the normal sneezings always comes with a head shaking, and we normally would see probably two/three times a week only.)
Currently, her sneezing comes in group: Some small/light sneezing at the beginning as if there was dust in her nose, then some heavy sneezing comes afterward. Yesterday, it happened 6-7 times in one short hour. It happened when she was walking in the house, garden and the community lawn.
Just now, she was sleeping like a human, belly up on the couch with her head on a cushion. Out of nowhere, she let out a very heavy sound from the throat which woke her up from sleep, followed by attempts to breath through her nose. She obviously had problems breathing at that moment, and it seemed that something was in her throat and nose.
It lasted about half a minute, during which I was so scared that she might suffocate. She tried to vomit, but nothing came out. After that she calmed down again and has had no additional symptoms. She obviously was in discomfort and got a shock as well. However, she seemed to have good sleep in the past few nights, from 10pm to 7 am. Symptoms were not observed during sleeping.
As I will be traveling, I am not sure I can leave her in this unstable situation with a friend. Do you think it is something I should be worried about?
Thank you in advance!
Samantha from Dubai
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