She Followed People Around All Day For A Purpose They Didn’t Care To Understand

It’s a heartbreaking scenario to imagine but when you walk around in other countries, especially in busy cities, stray dogs run rampant.

In Romania, a wonderful rescue organization called Howl Of A Dog, works tirelessly to save as many of these pups as they can. It’s an uphill battle but these rescuers never give up!

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They received a call about a seemingly friendly dog that kept following folks around. She was determined to get their attention. She would go up to people and follow them for a bit. If they didn’t give her attention, she would move on to someone else. What was she trying to tell them?

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Howl Of A Dog volunteers arrived in the city and saw the white dog making her rounds. They used their dog-sense to draw her over. The dog is absolutely beautiful and friendly but of course, being a stray, she is quite timid of the unknown. They had to be careful of all the traffic, as they lured her in.

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The rescuers got out some delicious treats to try and get her to come over. It worked! As she got closer, the rescuers got closer to her too, with a leash in hand.

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As they sat beside her, one rescuer pet her head. It was obvious that this dog was incredibly sweet. The entire time she followed strangers around, it was for one very important reason: She was hungry and wanted a homeShe was asking these strangers to take her home with them. Isn’t that heartwrenching?

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Once the sweet dog was in the rescuers’ possession, they brought her to the medical center. They named the sweet girl Lily. The vet estimated Lily to be around 2 years old. She was also in very good health considering her situation.

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Lily had a piece of gum stuck to her fur… a by-product of being on the streets. We hope no one put that piece of gum on her on purpose! Lily was cleaned up next. She was filthy!

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Next, it was time for her to go to a foster home. Lily LOVES to play. Her first trip to the park went so well, in fact, that everyone was quite stunned. Lily has one of the best temperaments they’ve ever seen!

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She loves to play and is excellent with everyone she meets, including other dogs. She would truly make the best pet imaginable. Lily needs a forever home and Howl Of A Dog adopts out internationally. Let’s share this post and Lily’s story so she finds a family. She deserves the best life imaginable. Click play on the video below to watch Lily’s rescue.

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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

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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.

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