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    Several times now my 1yo lab has had these weird sneezing fits. It's not like you normal one or two times and thats it. The sneezing fits look almost like some sort of seizure, he sneezes so hard and violently and maybe ten or fifteen times in a row. Ive seen it now maybe 6 times in the last few months.
    Anyone ever seen anything like this before?

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    Have you checked in your dogs nares to ensure something isn't lodged in one of em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeland View Post
    Have you checked in your dogs nares to ensure something isn't lodged in one of em.
    No visible obstructions...

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    do you have foxtails or cheet grass in your area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H.fairhurst View Post
    No visible obstructions...
    You obviously have a concern or wouldn't have posted the question here. Probably worth a mention at your dog's next wellness exam. If thats a ways off and your that concerned make an appointment now.

    The fox tail or cheet grass question from GG is a good one....
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    Regarding the cheatgrass and fox tail.... Not aware of any around me. With the winter we have had this year really have done anything other than yard work so I dont think he would have been exposed to any.
    Not sure what to think but my instinct says this cant be normal.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by H.fairhurst View Post
    Regarding the cheatgrass and fox tail.... Not aware of any around me. With the winter we have had this year really have done anything other than yard work so I dont think he would have been exposed to any.
    Not sure what to think but my instinct says this cant be normal.....
    That then sounds like a trip to the vet is in order....
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    This info is worth exactly what you are paying for it. One of my dogs was a bigger chow hound than most. My wife was prying the top off of a salad dressing bottle and it hit the floor. The dog swooped it up and swallowed it (at least that is what we thought). Soon after she (the dog) would get these violent sneezing fits. Took her to two different vets. One scoped her nose and found nothing. Never had an Xray or MRI. She continued with the sneezing fits until one day she sneezes and out pops the top from the salad dressing bottle. No more sneezing after that. So considering you have a year old dog, its probably worth considering that he may have eaten something and its lodged somewhere near the nasal passages. Just a guess, but what you are describing is exactly what my dog was doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GG View Post
    do you have foxtails or cheet grass in your area?
    Grass awns, very dangerous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Towler View Post
    Grass awns, very dangerous
    Could also be reverse sneezing. First time I saw it in my older Master Hunter male. I rushed him to the vet and they confirmed reverse sneezing after verifying nothing was in the nostrils, and told me to give him benedryl appropriate for his weight for a 2-3 days if he had it again.
    http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites...-sneezing.aspx
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