Post # 1
My puppy is an Olde English Bulldogge, so she has a shorter snout and tends to snore/snort/snorf lol. But, sometimes it looks like she’s got some snot coming out of her nose (she also drools a lot and her whole face gets wet when she drinks lol)? I thought dogs don’t get “colds” the way humans do. And lately, she’s been making this weird sniffling/snoring sound. Does she have a cold??? Do I just need to let it run its course? Or is she just a bulldogge? Fiance thinks she’s just being a bulldogge.
Here are some pix of her for viewing pleasure:
Goodness, I love that face!! I hope we’re not missing some sign that she’s suffering.
For the record, she’s eating and playing normally. Actually, the little fatty has finally learned to beg! She now eats her entire dinner, then comes and sits by us to wait for us to drop some. Piggy! lol
Post # 3
Aw, what a cutie! I’ve never had one, but I’d assume it was just the breed rather than anything seriously wrong. Hopefully another bee can give you better advice though. She’s seriously adorable.
Post # 4
I’m not 100% sure about dogs, but I know that my cats do occasionally get colds. Just like with a person, the cold needs to run its course. Unless your pooch is very lethargic or her ears are very hot (indicating a fever), you probably don’t need to take her to the vet.
She is SUCH a cutie pie!!!
Post # 5
First, I have to say she is a cutie pie!
Yes, dogs can get colds and even allergies. My puppy has a runny nose and sneezes a ton in the morning mostly. However I know a lot of bulldogs will have that stuffy nose sound. I would say to maybe have it checked out by the vet if you get too concerned. My labrador got a cough and we found out she caught something from other dogs at the dog park (despite having the bortadella vaccine – which is like the human flu shot – not always effective).
Post # 6
I had no idea their ears get hot with a fever. Good to know! I love her floppy ears
Ok, I’ll keep an eye on her and see if she starts to act different, then I’ll take her to the vet. Right now, she found a rope that she is going to “take care of” lol
Post # 7
OMG that little frownie face is so cute! Yes dogs get colds. My pup had one during the winter. My inlaw’s dog has a runny nose all the freaking time because he has seasonal allergies! Poor guy. It will probably just run its course.
Post # 8
@futuremrsk18: What a cute dog! My BF’s friend has a purebred pit bull whose nickname is Pig because she makes snorting sounds. I’m not sure if dogs can get colds, but I’ve never seen any of my dogs get one.
Post # 10
Our dogs have allergies which makes ones eyes water and the other gets a runny nose. They each get a quarter of a children’s benadryl, per their vet, when the symptoms get bad. Your dog may have allergies, but of course, consult your vet before considering any medication.
Post # 11
I have a pug and a boston terrier (or boston mix, they’re both rescues but we have no back story on the boston). They both have flatter faces, so they make more snorty sounds. They also do this thing that my dog groomer friend calls “backwards sneezes”. I have no clue what they technically are, but I think it sounds more like an asthma attack. My friend told me when they do that, to try to reassure them that they’re okay, and if I want, massage their throat. It seems to work for my boys. I do know taht dogs can get colds. When mine have colds (not often, but it happens), they have more of a runny nose, their nose is sometimes crusty, their eyes sometimes water, and they just seem a little tired.
Also, your girl is so cute
Post # 13
My dog had a really bad “cold” when we first got him, but he picked it up from the shelter. He was super sniffly, but it was really obvious he was very sick. He had a fever, didn’t like walking around much, and was dropping snot EVERYWHERE. He clearly looked miserable.
It sounds to me like for you, it might just be the way your dog’s nose was made. Doesn’t sound like a cold!
Post # 14
Awww thanks everyone for the compliments and suggestions!