1. Chemical Reaction
Some chemical had probably been sprayed near to the animal which immediately triggered an allergic reaction causing your dog to start sneezing. When spraying weed killers, aerosol and even perfumes, ensure that your dog is nowhere near where these chemicals are being sprayed. If you are using certain insecticide to get rid of ants, bees or any other insects, those insecticides will latch on to grass blades for a very long time. When your dog pokes his nose in the grass doing his regular nose work, he will smell that and it may trigger sneezing or worst. If you have previously used any form of chemical outside your home, it is best to keep the animal away from the area for at least a week. No matter what chemical is used.
2. Food Allergy
If you notice that after you just fed your dog food and he/she begins to sneeze shortly after, this could be due to an allergic reaction to an ingredient in your dog's food. They say not all men are equal, that saying goes for dogs too. Some dogs will eat foods with certain ingredients and be just fine, while others will simply take an allergic reaction based upon his/her metabolism and immune system at that time. Remember, as a dog owner however, you must ensure that your dog's immunity is always top level and therefore will not get easily sick. Now, if you suspect that it is the food you gave your dog that is causing your dog to sneeze, do not simply throw it away. Right down all the ingredients and then compare them to foods that your dog was eating before without sneezing. Then try to isolate foods with those ingredients from your dog's diet. If you were just feeding your dog a few table scraps, always ensure that you avoid giving your pet spicy foods. These can also trigger allergic reactions.
3. Your Cologne Is Too Strong
Your dog will be close to you. You feed your dog, talk to your dog and play with your dog. But if you notice that as soon as the animal comes around you and begins sneezing, it may be time to change perfume. Some strong or commanding scented perfumes can wreak havoc on your dog's nose. Trying changing to a milder scented cologne and note any differences.
4. The Dog Has a Cold
Sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose is a telltale sign that your dog has contracted the cold virus. If your dog's immune system is strong, he should kick that cold virus in no time and begin his bark parade again. But there are a few things you can do as the dog owner to help your dog while going through the cold flu.
- Ensure that the dog nutrition is on top. Boil some chicken breast and make a thick broth, serve it nice and room temperature to your dog.
- Ensure that you keep the dog warm, dry and cozy with a blanket
- Limit outside time, especially if the weather is cold
- If Possible, run a cool mist vaporizer near to your dog's sleeping area. This will help keep the bronchial tubes moistened which intern supports good breathing.