If it sounds like your dog has a stuffy nose, it could be a sign of rhinitis or sinusitis, respiratory diseases that can become serious if not treated early.
Look out for these severe signs of respiratory distress:
If your dog is sneezing more than usual, it could be due to an allergic reaction, a foreign body lodged in the nose, or an infection.
A greenish-yellowish nasal discharge accompanied by a bad smell, coughing, and nose bleeding indicates that Fido is suffering from a fungal, viral, or bacterial infection.
Labored breathing, also known as dyspnea, can quickly become life-threatening. Your pup will noisily breath with an open mouth, nostrils will flare, and the neck will hang low and extend out.
Other low-key, non-severe symptoms to keep an eye on include:
Rubbing Or Pawing At The Face
Allergens such as dust mites, pollen, mildew, and mold spores can cause your furry friend to rub and paw at the face.
Lack Of Appetite
Dogs can go several days without eating but it is best to take early action if yours is not feeding well and shows other symptoms of respiratory distress.
Fido will show signs of restlessness as an accompanying symptom of illnesses such as rhinitis and sinusitis.
Reverse sneezing is a less severe form of sneezing but it is common among dogs with respiratory disease. Your doggie will backward sneeze to dispel irritants lodged in the soft palate close to the trachea.