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11 April 2006 @ 11:43 am
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Hey everyone! Quick question for you all. Danger has been doing this weird "cough, clearing his throat" thing lately. Is this normal for bostons? My dad has a boston and he does this noise too, but not as bad as Danger. I just want to make sure that this is normal and that there is nothing wrong with him. Let me know. Thanks so much everyone. I absolutely LOVE this community!!!
Miss Poisonality: joetannerdulamae on April 11th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
both of my little guys do this. sometimes Joey's get really bad and his whole rib cage seems to be about to come out his nose. He is 7 and has been doing this about once every 2 weeks his whole life.
Sunshine: Dangerdanielle_leigh_ on April 11th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
Ok, Danger is the same way. He starts doing it and it looks like his stomach is getting sucked into his rib cage. I just wanted to make sure. I have heard that it is a normal boston terrier thing, but you never know.

Miss Poisonality: crazy joedulamae on April 11th, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I would use "normal" and boston terrier in the same sentence ;) But ya, Joey's get pretty bad, but he always emerges ok. Usually our other boston goes running over and stands with his face right next to Joey's, which I am sure does not help, but he means well :)
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Miss Poisonality: tannerdulamae on April 11th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
ya, Tanner can't win!

I hate when it happens outside and people look at ME like, DO SOMETHING!!!! If I bend down to console him he just looks at me like, not you too, get out of my face!
betti diamondstarylala on April 11th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Sophie does this periodically. Its pretty scary. She might get the surgery to open up her nasal passages a bit (depends on if my brother's friend wants to do it for practice and hopefully for free or not) and I'm curious to see if that will help a little.
salden04 on April 11th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
yes its normal. it is how they hack up hair balls, according to my vet.
Jenspecialmonkey on April 11th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Clancy does it all the time. Our vet said that it's a "reverse sneeze". Since bostons have such short noses, the mucus can drip into their throats, and that's their way of bringing it up. When clancy has a bad one, he actually gets a bunch of frothiness stuck in his jowls -- not cute for company! lol
ghoulycat on April 11th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Is that what is is ???? My Sophie get this weird cough that scares me! It seems like she goes into after she eats, grooms herself or plays really hard and it can last almost 5 minutes, like something is stuck in her throat but yet she's using her nose to breath in ????
raymiewraymiew on April 11th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Yup my vet says "reverse sneeze" as well. Actually when I brought Albus home and took him to the vet to get checked out she went over it with me then. I used to have a flyer about it but I doubt I have it anymore. She warned me it would be weird to see and somewhat scary. He doesn't do it often but when he does it's a 15 minute adventure.
lilsarapinup_devil on April 13th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
Chica does that when she is doing laps around the backyard.
Like a little asthma attack.
It makes me nervous but it doesn't bother her.
kellyschmebbb on April 13th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
just a tip ... if you pinch their nostrils shut, they are forced to breathe thru their mouth and it stops the reverse sneeze. it's the only thing that works for my roxy, she gets so scared when this happens :(