Saving Carson Shelter Dogs works to promote saving animals from high kill shelters in order to get them the second chances in life they deserve.
And when a 4-year-old male Pit Bull named Blue King was dropped off at the shelter, he seemed to cry real tears as he let out a depressing and sad whimper.
It’s as if he knew exactly what was going on.
Source: Saving Carson Shelter Dogs/Facebook
But the sweet boy had no way of knowing that his new mom was on the way to save him! 🙂
ADOPTED – moved to SAFE Album 02/10This is BLUE KING. He was surrendered today and when we walked up to him we woke him and he immediately let out this painful whimper once he realized this was really happening. He looks like he's been crying with tears 🙁 The Video is not exciting, (and you might want to turn the sound down)but he is so hurt and sad and he just wants them to change their minds. This sweet, sensitive soul needs help fast. HE LOVES LITTLE KIDS< DOGS and even CATS! Anyone that will LOVE him.!! Please SHARE for his life, he needs a TEMPERAMENT TEST requested IN PERSON by an Interested Party before the Shelter will allow him to be saved. Without this Test being ordered he can be PTS at any time after his Available date. A FOSTER or Adopter would save him. Thanks!BLUE KING#A4492120 My name is BLUE KING and I'm an approximately 4 year old male Pit Bull. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 1/31. I will be available on 1/31. You can visit me at my temporary home at CRECEIVING.My former family who owned me for more than a year had to give me up because they were moving. But they said that I spend most of my time outdoors, but it's not ideal. I seem to be good with small children. I am housetrained. I am learning how to walk on a leash. I seem to get along well with dogs and cats. http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO1.A4492120Carson Shelter, Gardena, California216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pm💚💚 INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application. It would save their life! 💚PHOTO THREAD: https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/726105214228782/?type=3&theater
Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Wednesday, February 1, 2017
In an update video, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs had this to say:
“He cried real tears when his family left him. His sad face and broken heart caught the eye of his new mom and after driving many hours to visit this beauty, he was able to take his FREEDOM WALK today thanks to all of your SHARING! Happy life sweet BLUE KING”
🏡 BLUE KING'S FREEDOM VIDEO! 🏡He cried real tears when his family left him. His sad face and broken heart caught the ye of his new mom and after driving many hours to visit this beauty, he was able to take his FREEDOM WALK today thanks to all of your SHARING! Happy life sweet BLUE KING ❤️https://www.facebook.com/savingcarsonshelterdogs/photos/a.172032662969376.1073741830.171850219654287/726105214228782/?type=3&theater
Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Friday, February 10, 2017
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The man gave it two weeks (the amount of time the shelter said it may take for the dog to adjust to his new home), but it just wasn’t working out. Maybe it was the fact he was also trying to adjust to a new situation. Maybe they were too much alike. But then the man started going through Reggie’s stuff, and that’s when he was reminded of a letter the previous owner had left with the dog. That’s what would end up changing their lives dramatically.
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Reverse Sneezing In Dogs – What to do…
Does this sound familiar? Your dog suddenly starts making loud snorting sounds—over and over again, in quick succession.
Do you start wondering, did they swallow something they shouldn’t have? Can they breathe?!
Chances are, you’re experiencing the infamous “reverse sneeze.”
Veterinarians often see dogs whose owners rushed them in for an emergency appointment after finding them standing with their elbows apart, head pulled back, and eyes bulging as they snort or gasp repeatedly.
Yet for the vast majority of these dogs, a vet visit was unnecessary.
Reverse sneezing looks and sounds scary the first time you encounter it. However, it’s a fairly common and harmless respiratory event for dogs.
Read on to learn how to identify reverse sneezing, what causes it, and how to tell the difference between a harmless reverse sneeze and something else.
What is reverse sneezing?
A reverse sneeze is pretty much what it sounds like: a sneeze that happens in reverse! The above video is a good example of what it looks and sounds like.
In a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. In a reverse sneeze, air is rapidly, and noisily, pulled in through the nose.
It occurs in spasms lasting anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute and sounds like snorting, snuffling, and even gagging. See the above video for an example.
Because of the sounds their dogs make while reverse sneezing, many people mistakenly think their dog is choking. However, a reverse sneeze is almost as normal and harmless as a regular sneeze.
What causes reverse sneezing?
There’s no single cause for a reverse sneeze. Like regular sneezing, it’s often triggered by an irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat, or sinuses.
It often occurs when dogs wake up from a nap, or after eating, when their breathing pattern may have rapidly changed. It’s also caused by irritants in the airway—anything from dust to an inhaled hair!
Some dogs experience more frequent reverse sneezing in springtime when the air is full of pollen and other allergens.
Others reverse sneeze more in the winter, when sudden temperature changes between outdoors and indoors cause the nasal passages to contract.
Another common cause of reverse sneezing is pressure on the throat and neck. A too-tight collar, or straining against the leash, can irritate the throat and lead to a reverse sneeze. That’s just one more reason to consider a harness for your dog.
Finally, some dogs reverse sneeze after exercise, or when they’re overexcited. This is particularly common among brachycephalic, or short-nosed, breeds like pugs and bulldogs.
When they get worked up, they may inhale their elongated soft palates into the throat, triggering an episode of reverse sneezing.
How to end a reverse sneezing episode
Reverse sneezing is super-common, and it won’t hurt your dog. However, some dogs become anxious during a reverse sneezing episode, and a lengthy episode may be uncomfortable.
You can help your dog recover from a reverse sneezing episode by remaining calm yourself. If you get anxious, your dog’s anxiety will increase, too. So, stay calm, and show your dog there’s nothing to panic about.
If your dog is experiencing a particularly long episode of reverse sneezing, you may be able to ease or end the episode by:
- Gently massaging your dog’s throat
- Briefly covering their nostrils, which will cause them to swallow and potentially stop sneezing
- Depressing their tongue with your hand to help open airways
- Some vets suggest gently blowing in your dog’s face
In the vast majority of cases, there’s no need to intervene. Reverse sneezing doesn’t last long, and your dog will be perfectly normal after it stops.
When you should go to the vet
As mentioned, reverse sneezing rarely requires veterinary treatment. As soon as the sneezing episode stops, the situation is resolved. However, if episodes increase in frequency or duration, you should call the vet just in case.
You should also seek treatment if your dog’s reverse sneezing is accompanied by other respiratory symptoms or if they have any unusual discharge from their nose.
Occasionally, chronic reverse sneezing can be a symptom of more serious issues. These include nasal mites, foreign objects in the airway, respiratory infections, and tracheal collapse.
If you’re concerned about the intensity of your dog’s reverse sneezing, take a video to show the vet. They’ll be able to determine potential causes.
Most dogs experience episodes of reverse sneezing at some point in their lives. For the vast majority of dogs, it’s a common, temporary, harmless reaction with no lasting aftereffects.
Of course, it still sounds unsettling to our human ears! But now that you know what reverse sneezing is, you’ll be less likely to make an unnecessary vet visit.