My Pug Keeps Sneezing

Reviewed By Kim •  Updated: 08/23/22 •  3 min read
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Just like us, our Pugs can have problems with sneezing that doesn’t seem to stop. Yes, Pugs and their sneezes are adorable, but constant sneezing is no fun and isn’t very adorable. So, what can make a Pug constantly sneeze?

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Does your Pug keep sneezing? Are you worried about his constant sneezing? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be concerning when your fur baby is constantly sneezing.

We’ve put together some information on what may cause a Pug to keep sneezing and how you can help your dog. Let’s get started!

What Causes a Pug to Sneeze?

Sneezing is the body’s way of getting rid of something that’s irritating the lining of the nose. It can also be caused by allergies or an infection. In most cases, sneezing is a natural part of being a Pug or a human!

Here are the main causes of sneezing in dogs:

Upper airway obstruction: can be caused by excess tissue, foreign body in the airways, polyps, and more. Another cause is a brachycephalic syndrome, which is a common condition in Pugs and other dog breeds that have “squished” faces.

Nasal mites: these are microscopic critters that are everywhere! A dog may even pick them up from smelling the dirt. The mites stay in the nasal passage and set up housekeeping. Yuck!

Foreign objects: just like our noses, a Pug’s nose is also lined with sensitive hairs. If a foreign object is trapped in the house, it can trigger constant sneezing. Even dust can cause this type of sneezing in dogs.

Allergies: is another common cause of constant sneezing in Pugs. These may be seasonal allergies or something in the environment that’s around all the time and causes your fur baby to keep sneezing.

Health issues: in addition, other health issues can cause constant sneezing in dogs, including oral infections, distemper, and more.

When Should You Be Concerned About Non-Stop Sneezing?

Sneezing is a normal part of being a dog; however, constant sneezing is not normal and can really wear your dog out. In addition, sneezing could also be an indication of a serious health issue, including kennel cough, dental problems, fungus, and more.

If your dog keeps sneezing and can’t seem to stop, or if he is also showing other symptoms, it’s time to call the vet. For instance, if your dog has blood or bloody discharge from his nose, has a fever, isn’t eating, doesn’t have energy, and more, do call the vet. And always call the vet if you’re worried.

Treatment of your dog’s sneezing depends on the underlying cause. However, in most cases, the vet can diagnose and treat whatever’s causing your Pug to sneeze. So, with the right treatment, your Pug can stop sneezing and start feeling better fast!

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Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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