Why Your Dog Sneezes at You
Does your dog have a strange tendency of sneezing at your face? There could be a number of reasons that may explain this, some of which are harmless while others that could be indicative of a more serious issue. Here are the most common reasons that may explain the sneezing behavior.
Sneezing as a Calming Signal
Dogs have a variety of ways to communicate with others with one of them being sneezing. Dogs are known for having a tendency to sneeze during playtime, especially as a calming signal. If your dog sneezes at you during playtime then it might be a way for the dog to tell you to calm things down or to take a break. It could also be seen as a light-hearted reminder to keep things fun and safe.
Sneezing as a Sign of Excitement
Some dogs may sneeze when they get excited. It might sound more like a snorting noise but you can take it as a positive sign. Your dog is excited being around you and sneezing as a result of it.
Sneezing due to Allergies
Sometimes, it could just be coincidental that your dog is sneezing right in front of you. It could be due to the fact that your dog has some kind of allergy. It could also be triggered by something you are wearing. Dogs with allergies will typically exhibit other symptoms like runny nose discharge. If your dog isn’t being his usual self then it’s probably a good idea him to get him checked with the vet.
Your Dog is Sick
In addition to allergies, there are other illnesses that could cause your dog to sneeze at you frequently. The sneezing, for example, could be caused by an upper respiratory infection. If the sneezing only happens every once in a while and your dog looks happy and healthy then there’s probably nothing for you to worry about. Otherwise, check with the vet immediately for diagnosis.