Reasons Why Dogs Snore

Like humans, dogs snore because air movement in their nasal passages and airways has become disrupted.

There are several reasons that your dog may snore, including its sleep position and breed.

Sleep Position

If your pup is snoring because of its sleep position, the simplest solution is to readjust it so that it’s no longer sleeping on its back.


Your Dog’s Breed

Dogs with short snouts are known as brachycephalic. Brachycephalic dogs are more likely to suffer from breathing complications than non-brachycephalic dogs.



Your Pup Has a Cold

If your dog sneezes and has a runny nose or watery eyes along with sudden snoring, it’s likely a sign that your canine is suffering from a cold.



Excess body weight doesn’t just reflect in the midsection of a pup’s body – it can also result in excess fatty tissues forming around your pup’s neck and throat. This, in turn, can restrict your pup’s airflow, resulting in snoring.


Sleep Apnea 

Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that a trustworthy vet should always address. If you suspect your pet has sleep apnea, contact your vet immediately – this condition often requires surgery.

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