Polish Lowland Sheepdog Information
PON von Regensdorf
Reverse sneezing and Your PONIf you ever experienced your PON suddenly becoming rigid and making gagging sounds, while appearing to have breathing problems, you may wish to become informed about causes of this episode.
Most PON owners are clueless in this type of situation and tend to seek advice among other PON owners. It is frightening to observe such an event.
What is reverse sneezing?
According to family veterinarians, it is a spasm that occurs when the soft palate or throat becomes irritated. This "reverse sneezing" is also called "pharyngeal gag reflex" because when this condition occurs, it seems dogs rapidly pull air into their nose, while with regular sneezing, air gets pushed out. When "reverse sneezing" takes place, dogs will become rigid, and extend their head/neck, and will make loud snorting sound.
Reverse sneezing in PONS
What causes PONS to
have a "reverse sneezing" episode?