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Re: Is this an act of attention?

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  October 14, 2001 at 12:27:01

In Reply to: Is this an act of attention?
Posted by:  Leah
Posted on:  October 14, 2001 at 00:28:50

Question:

: Occasionally my Jack will gasp for air, sounds sort of like a snorting noise. So naturally I took him to the vet to get looked at. There's nothing wrong with him! I want to know if anyone else has come across this behavior. Sometimes its when were walking ( I use a body harness, so there is nothing around his neck) or sometimes he does this when I'm busy doing something not including him. The vet suggested this was a beg for attention??? But it worries me, anyone else familiar with this?

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Hi Leah,

It sounds to me what your terrier is doing is called a "reverse sneeze." It is pretty common and nothing to be alarmed about.

My terriers do this on occasion. Although is sounds really bad, it isn't.

Hope this helps!
Marie