Hi, my name is crista and I have a 4 month old female boston. shes had her first and second shots allready, and just got back from the vet for a check up. She has been making these strange noises latley that kinda sound like a coffee maker brewing, almost a bubbley snotty kinda of muffled breathing, the vet said theres nothing wrong with her, but my friend has a boston who doesnt sound like that at all! Iam just a little worried, is this normal? what should i do? will it go away?
I have noticed that the more Boston's I meet the less the sound alike. If you are really worried about this get a second opinion for another vet just to be sure.
If you want to feel more reassured a second opinion wouldn't hurt, but it is a known fact that Bostons have a narrower wind pipe than most breeds and sometimes they will tend to snore or sometimes "wheeze" while they are breathing. Now, if your Boston is wheezing constantly, yes definetely get a second opinion, there could be something blocking your Boston's breathing passage. Vets can only go off of what you describe to them, unless it is obvious to them at that very moment. From what you described to the vet, they may have thought it didn't sound like a problem. Also, when walking your Boston, make sure to use a harness, this will prevent you from choking your Boston when they are pulling on the leash. Constant pulling of the leash with just a collar used could cause serioius damage to your dog's windpipe.
Does she make these noises after drinking or eating? If so, that is common in BTs. BTs also make a lot of snorting noises, which is so adorable. But if she seems to be having difficulty breathing, certainly have her checked to make sure there is no respiratory infection.
Thank you all for your comments, I have an appoitment next week for her to see a different vet.
She usually makes this noise when she wakes up or gets excited, also when shes makin this noise once in awhile she will throw in a little cough which actually sounds like shes trying to clear her throat of sumthing. Her regualar vet said this was normal, but I dunno, like I said my friend has a boston who sounds nothing like that.
My parents rottieX makes some strange sounds while sleeping that sounds like a coffee maker percolating almost like bubbles are coming out. I have also caught our puppy making similar sounds which is funny since she is sleeping. If it is this, then I wouldn't worry, it just sounds strange.
Hopefully its nothing serious and you can get a difinative answer from the vet.
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Is this what you mean? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HXcMLokADc It's very common in short-snouted dogs. My Peke did the same thing his whole life whenever he got excited. It's not kennel cough or really anything to freak out about. Truman does it on occasion as well.