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Why does my dog keep sneezing

Why does my dog keep sneezing

Why does my dog keep sneezing after she's eaten?

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Have you tried washing your dog's ears after it has been out in the cold? My dog has a lot of allergies to colds and so I will wash his ears (and the tip of his nose) a few hours after a run. We just wash them with soap and water and it helps.

The same thing can help in cases like this where the pollen is coming from the air - not your pet's throat or sinus cavity.

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The reason she is sneezing can be multiple:

The dog is sneezing because she is trying to clear her nose (and she has to do that more than usual because of the sneezing).

The dog is sneezing because there are dust or other allergens in the air that are triggering her allergy, which is why she tries to clear the airway and try to reduce the effect. This sneezing will last until you remove those allergens.

The dog is sneezing because she swallowed the allergen. Most dogs that get allergy symptoms will try to vomit the allergen back to the outside of their body. She is doing the same, only that in this case she will swallow the allergens back into her stomach and the digestive system will try to process them so you get symptoms and the animal will get rid of them without needing to expel them in your mouth (and with the sneezing as well). This is the only way I know to get rid of that allergens without needing to expel them, so this is how you can notice her sneezing.

If you think the second one is what is happening, then you have to take her to a veterinarian and ask him/her to help her, because if you try to clean her nose yourself with water, you will not help her at all. If you don't take her to the vet, you risk that the allergen will keep inside her body, or even that the allergen will remain in her nasal cavities. You will also need to monitor her and make sure she doesn't go into too much trouble.

If you think it is the third case, you have to make sure to get the allergens out of her, and since you can't clean her throat yourself, you have to bring her to a veterinarian as soon as possible, and even if he can't clean her throat on his own (which is rare because she may also have an infection there), he can treat her for this and take a swab from her nose and throat and bring it to a laboratory to check whether the allergen is there or not, and if it is not, then you don't have to worry and the problem will go away.

You also have to be careful to monitor her, because even if you think it is the first case, she might be having an allergic reaction and she might be needing a second round of tests in the future, so you have to take her to a vet in case she has a more severe reaction in the future.

To answer your last question, yes, in order to diagnose these things, your vet should also run a urinalysis. This will show if there are any bacteria in her urine, and it also indicates if she has a bladder infection. It will also indicate if she has a UTI, which is quite common among dogs and might be the cause of your dog's frequent urination.

(PS: This page lists the signs of a UTI, so if you don't want to wait for a positive result, just ask your vet whether he can take a urine sample for a urinalysis, which should be as good as testing at a lab.)

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One of the biggest symptoms of kidney stones is frequent urination.

To diagnose this you'll need to get a urinalysis done.

You should always ask your vet if they can perform the test and if not who can. It's best to get this done when you are there and can look at their credentials and ask the vet questions. In this way you can ensure that you are getting proper diagnosis and treatment.


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