Why do dogs sneeze and growl when playing?
The major reason dogs tend to sneeze when they play is to signal they are having a good time. It can sometimes be difficult to know when your dog is play-fighting and not actually fighting, thanks to its aggressive head shaking, chasing, growling and barking.
Why does my dog snort when playing?
When dogs are in an excited state, they often sneeze more shallowly, emitting a snorting sound caused by a sudden force of breath from the nose. … The sneeze communicates that the dogs are playing,” Dr. Eldredge says.
What does it mean when your dog sneezes?
Dogs can sneeze due to irritants or foreign bodies inhaled into their noses. They will often sniff around and this is the body’s way to naturally expel them. They may also sneeze due to inhaled allergens such as grass and pollen. Dogs can also have nasal mites that can cause sneezing and sometimes nasal discharge.