This often can help because during an episode too much carbon dioxide is released from the dog’s body. With your hand gently cupped in front of the mouth and nose, it allows a dog inhale carbon dioxide, restoring it to a balanced level.
Another technique is to place a very small dab of peanut butter onto the dog’s nose. It will prompt the dog to stick his or her tongue out, which can relax the throat and help to restore breathing back to normal.
Gently massaging the throat area with soft downward strokes can sometimes help, as it also works to relax the area.
Reason 2 - Issues with the trachea can cause a Pomeranian to hyperventilate. In many cases it will be a case of a collapsed trachea. This describes what happens when the rings of cartilage that are formed around the windpipe are injured. Sometimes they are damaged…and sometimes they collapse inward.
Having rings that are weaker than normal is a genetic issue that can be passed on from dam or sire to pup and for that reason, any dog that is diagnosed with this should not be bred. For other dogs, causes vary… sometimes the trachea can be injured if a Pomeranian is walked with a collar and leash… if the dog jumps up or out, the collar puts all of that pressure on the neck area. To help prevent this, the use of a harness is highly recommended, as it distributes pressure across the back, chest and shoulders.
X-rays can often (but not always) determine if this medical condition exists… treatment consists of medications ranging from cough suppressants to, corticosteroids medicine to control swelling and if needed, a diet to address any issues of excess weight. In very rare yet serious cases, surgery can be done.