Your beagle acts like it is
choking!! It is standing with head down, neck extended, front
legs spread wide and making horrible air sucking sounds. His ribs
are sticking out and his stomach sucked in....he can't stop.!!
Many owners rush their beagle to the vet thinking they have choked on
something. When arriving at the vets your beagle jumps out of car
without any signs of the previous respiratory distress....
Probably he was doing the famous
beagle snort-or more properly known as a reverse sneeze. It is
not harmful to them. Here are a couple of videos of a
The exact cause of reverse
sneezing is unknown, but it may be associated with sinusitis, allergies
upper respiratory disorders.
Many believe affected dogs are
consciously removing mucus from the nasal
passages. You can help you beagle stop by placing you hand over
his nose or rubbing his throat. Getting him to swallow or take a
deep breath will help him to stop making that horrible gasping
noise. But remember reverse sneezing is not harmful and a common
occurrence in beagles.