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Urgency level: Low priority

Monitor your dog at home and contact your family veterinary practice if the situation doesn’t improve

What to do next

Monitor your dog for new or worsening signs

  • Monitor your dog closely for any new symptoms or changes in behavior. Contact your family veterinary practice if your dog develops any of the following:
    • Becomes very lethargic
    • Develops breathing difficulties 
    • Starts producing bloody or yellow discharge from sneezing
  • Take a video of your dog’s sneezing episode, and note anything that you think may have possibly triggered it.


Why it’s lower priority

Occasional sneezing with no other symptoms can be normal

  • Based on what you’ve selected, the sneezing could be normal. There are a number of reasons for dogs to sneeze that do not require veterinary attention. These include environmental irritants and excitement.


Home care tips

Gently massage your dog’s throat and prevent them from pawing at their face

  • You can gently massage your dog’s throat to help them clear the irritation, but any other at-home remedy should be checked with your veterinarian as it may further stress your dog.
  • If your dog is pawing at their face a lot, put a cone/socks on them to prevent them from traumatizing their skin.
  • Learn more about sneezing (and reverse sneezing) in dogs


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Please note that our Symptoms Assessments and Results are intended for informational purposes only, and not a medical diagnosis. Our goal is to help pet owners make an informed decision about if, when and how urgently they need to seek veterinary care. Using our site should not and does not replace a consultation with a veterinarian.