Why Is My Dog Snoring & Is It Normal?

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Just like human snoring, canine snoring can disrupt your sleep and could be a sign that your dog is sick.

A dog's snoring may be caused by anatomical abnormalities or swelling in the mouth or throat, but it may also result from resting in an abnormal position.

Why it happens?

Is It Normal?

A study found that 58% of pet parents with snoring dogs thought it was normal. Snoring is frequent in dogs, but it usually indicates a problem.

Certain dog breeds are more prone to snoring. Brachycephalic, or "short-snouted," breeds, such as Pugs and French Bulldogs, usually snore nonstop.

When compared to the snores of smaller dogs, the snores of larger dogs tend to be louder. However, small dogs with badly blocked airways can also snore loudly.

The Common Causes

BOAS: BOAS affects canines with short snouts. Shorter snout breeding has resulted in dogs with smaller nostrils, shorter skulls, and normal-length soft palates.

The Common Causes

Obesity: Gaining weight in the neck and chest areas can push the soft tissues of the neck and throat forward, blocking ventilation.

The Common Causes

Allergies: Snoring can be caused by inflammation in the nasal passages of an allergic dog. Dogs' snoring can be a symptom of allergies, but it's not the only one.

The Common Causes

Respiratory Disease: Snoring can be caused by kennel cough because it causes inflammation of the throat. As well as snoring, frequent symptoms include coughing and sneezing.

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