Why Your Dog Won't Stop Sneezing

Why Your Dog Won't Stop Sneezing

If you’ve been wondering why your pup sneezes so often, the first thing you should know is that sneezing is a normal behavior. While occasional dog sneezing is expected, excessive sneezing may be a cause for concern.

There are different reasons why dogs sneeze. Identifying the reason behind a sneeze could help you better help your furry friend. Below are some common reasons why dogs sneeze:


Sneezing could signify that your dog is allergic to something in their environment. It could also be seasonal allergies or food allergies. Usually, you would notice other symptoms such as nasal discharge and red itchy skin.


Scents or particles in the air can irritate your dog’s nose, causing them to sneeze. Examples of common household irritants include dust, smoke, fragrances, cleaning chemicals, scented candles, etc.

Foreign Bodies

Dogs often explore the world with their nose. So, it isn’t surprising that sometimes something might become trapped inside, causing them to sneeze excessively.

Respiratory Infection

Sneezing, coughing, and nasal discharge are some symptoms dogs may experience when they have a respiratory infection.

Nasal Mites

These tiny organisms hide within the dirt and can easily find their way into a dog’s nasal passages while exploring the world with their nose.

If you notice your dog is sneezing excessively, it would be best to consult your veterinarian to help rule out an underlying cause.

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