This has happened twice in the last two weeks: Sam has a sneezing fit, about 10 sneezes in a minute or so, then drools nonstop for two hours. He's normally has a pretty dry mouth. The first time, we were watching TV, almost bedtime, and he jumped up, did the sneezing, then the drooling started. I checked his mouth to make sure something wasn't stuck in there, and gave him a cookie and got him to drink water. He seemed fine other than the drooling, we eventually fell asleep, and he was fine in the morning.
It happened again on Saturday. We were getting ready for bed, about 10 minutes earlier the dogs had gone into our room to go to bed, and Neil and I were shutting down our computers. Sam ran out and downstairs. Neil followed and let him out, he said Sam just walked around sneezing. We went to bed, and we had to put a towel under Sam because he was soaking the sheets he was drooling so much. Again, fine in the morning.
I'm thinking that something is getting in his nose (dust or pollen) to cause this. Any other ideas?
Brenda, Sam & Bodie
That's odd. No idea what it could be but I hope it's just some seasonal allergy thing maybe.
could their be a seed lodged in his upper nasal cavity?
do you have foxtails in CA?
Yes, there are foxtails, but none in our area.do you have foxtails in CA?
When it happened the second time, I went online and googled "dog sneezing drooling" and saw a thing about a seed in the nose. But it was about 10 days between the episodes, and both times the drooling stopped within 2 hours (I stayed up to watch him because I'm such a worry wort). And he's totally fine the next morning. So I don't think anything is stuck in there.
Brenda, Sam & Bodie
My first thought was a foxtail, too, but based on the experiences of people I know, it's pretty horrible for the dog. Maybe he just inhaled some dust that he really didn't like.
I hope he feels better. I know if the girls come in right after I have sprayed some after shower spray...they will sneeze alot. But I have not noticed any drooling.
I hope you can figure it out.