Q. Chad is an 8yr old terrier. For the past 3mnths he is suffering from sneezing (mainly morning) Snoring (gaging) type breathing while sleeping,
A. He should be examined by your veterinarian. A nasal exam should be done to rule out tumor or foreign body. This may require sedation. Advanced imaging such as MRI or CT may be required to look deeper into the skull to assess the nasal passages and sinuses. If he is overweight, discuss a weight loss diet with your vet. Weight loss may allow your dog to sleep easier. Allergies should also be ruled out.