Question by  MikeC (9)

Would it be considered a disease if my dog has nasal snorting?

My wife swears that my dog has a disease because he snorts through his nose, I think she is crazy.


Answer by  Binome (1975)

It's probably an airway obstruction. If it's a breed with a short face (Pug, bulldog), it's very common. If not, it could be allergies. If he does it a lot, then it could be serious. If he just snuffles around or snorts when he's excited, it's probably not life threatening.


Answer by  Jimbob (2275)

Your dog may have a nasal infection or at minimum inflammation of his nasal passages. Due to breeding of dogs we have made there nasal cavities tight and unable to drain like there relative the wolf. So often the moist environment of the nose and the debris inhaled from sniffing can cause an infection.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

It may be possible that your dog has an allergy problem with a little bit of congestion that could cause the snorting. I doubt if your dog has a disease but you have a 50/50 chance that allergies are the cause. If I knew the breed of dog I could tell you if the snorting is behavioral or not.

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