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Can dogs get hayfever, my shizui is one year old and went in

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Can dogs get hayfever, my shizui is one year old and went in a field that had just been cut last thursday and has not stopped sneezing?
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How much does he weigh?
2- Any nasal discharge?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

4.50 kg, no nasal discharge, when he sneezes its just a wet spray but quite violent and lasts for about a minute. I am worried it might be a grass seed up his nose.

Jackie, in response to your question, yes dogs can get seasonal allergies. And, it is also possible the sneezing could also be secondary to a foreign body up his nostril like grass; you are right. This is what you can do:

1- Start him on an anti histamine like Chlorphenramine 2mg every 12 hours. Or, Zyrtec (cetirizine) 5mg every 24 hours. You can buy these over the counter in any chemist.

2- Open the hot water in your bathroom and allow him to breath the vapor/steam for 2-3 minutes a couple of times a day. The steam will help clearn his nasal passages. Make sure he has a cool room to go to immediately after the steaming.

3- If no significant improvement after doing the above I would have him checked by family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!

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