Reverse Sneezing comments welcome.
My toy poodle has breathing episodes from time to time that are really scary. She'll put her head down and begin to make a horrible sound while seemingly gasping for breath. This can last for about 10 seconds or so.
While doing some research, I have come to believe that this might be known as Reverse Sneezing and although not harmful is not curable. Some seem to think it may be brought on by a vaccine - rabies vaccine is most suspect.
I have also encountered a number of other small dogs with this condition at the park. The good thing that my research has given me is the ability to stop the attack by pinching her nose. It stops it cold. It may come right back but it can be stopped again. It seems to me that my little "girl" is extremely grateful when I do this for her. Anyone else have experience with this?
See also Kennel Cough