My Jack Rusell Terrier is Making Hacking, Huffing, and Puffing Noise.

by Jill
(FL)

My Jack Russell terrier would have episodes of hacking,huffing,puffing, and breathing heavily. Why is she doing this? She is 7-8 years old. It happens frequently now. Is she having breathing problems?

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Sep 30, 2012
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Jack huffing and puffing
by: James

Hmmm, it sounds like it could be an upper respiratory infection/kennel cough (usually caught from being exposed to other dogs that have it) in which case you should take your Jack into the vet. You could also see about giving him some benedryl to help with the symptoms (check with your vet about dosage). It could also be from an allergic reaction to something.

It also could be what's called a reverse sneeze. A reverse sneeze is a huffing puffing sound that can last for just a little bit of time or for longer and can happen infrequently or frequently. That is usually harmless.

Hope your Jack is ok!!

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