Why Is My Dog Sneezing?


Dogs, like humans, can sneeze when they encounter irritants in the air, such as dust, pollen, or strong odors.



Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or certain foods can lead to sneezing in dogs. Seasonal allergies are relatively common.



Infections in the nasal passages or sinuses, often caused by bacteria or viruses, can lead to sneezing. Other symptoms may include nasal discharge and coughing.

Nasal Infections


If your dog sniffs or explores something, they may inhale a foreign object, like a small piece of grass or a seed, which can trigger sneezing.

Foreign Objects


Dental problems, including abscesses or infections in the mouth or teeth, can sometimes cause sneezing.

Dental Issues


Some dogs may sneeze when they're excited or during play. This is often referred to as "play sneezing" and is harmless.

Excitement or Play


Dogs with flat faces, like Bulldogs and Pugs, may sneeze more frequently due to their unique facial structures, which can result in airway sensitivity.

Brachycephalic Breeds

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