Sunday evening, when Max went in his crate for bedtime, he began a little sneezing and a little coughing - not quite a reverse sneeze but, possibly. We took him outside for some fresh air and gave him some water. He was fine. I assumed it was some cleanser I just used to clean his nose marks off my stainless steel dishwasher. Oddly, it's the only cleanser I have that isn't non-toxic.
Monday Max continued sneezing (a lot of small sneezes) and slept quite a bit. I now realize, he most likely has a cold virus or some equivalent. This morning, his muzzle was hard. Apparently, it got wet overnight and then dried. I don't know if that makes sense but, I can tell it was wet (drippy nose) and then dried up overnight because the hair on his muzzle and paws is hard and clumped - like putting gel in our wet hair and letting it air dry. - LOL
I've completely cleaned his crate, blankets and toys to be on the safe side.
This is his first illness. Should I take him to the vet or ride it out a bit longer?
Also, is there anything I can do to comfort him? Some people suggest electrolyte drinks like Pedialyte but, I have no clue if that is a good idea. Some things just don't do well for dogs like they do children no matter how much we humanize them. :)
PS - I'd like to add that he is eating and drinking.