Owning a dog is never easy, it is even harder if he is noisy both day and night. The
day part is understandable when he barks a lot and runs around making noises way
too often. However, it seems a little strange if he makes noises even when he is
asleep. No, it is not he is sleep-walking and produces the sounds or something; he
SNORES, like a human being.
Also no, he is not a prince trapped in the body of a dog, so ladies, do not try to kiss
him, even when it is true love, nothing will happen.
For you, it would not be a pleasance, especially when you have insomnia.
For your dog, though sometimes, it is normal, it could be a sign of health problems.
Some dog breeds have a respiratory structure that makes them more likely to snore.
Dogs that have short snout comes with broad, short skull are usually the snorer in
your house, since their breathing passage is short. Flat-faced breeds are snorers, in
this case, Pugs, English Bulldogs, Shih Tzus and Boxers for example. Therefore, if
you own one of these, it should be normal if they are such a disturbance at night.
That does not mean that if you have a Husky, you are safe from the snoring and if
it happens, it has to be a problem. Either must be a Pug snore. It was stated that the
breeds above are more LIKELY to snore, not all of them do, and others do not.
However, if you are concerned, you should double check with the vet for
confirmation, so you will not regret if it is a health problem and by the time you
find out, it was too late.
b. Breathing problems
Dogs’ snoring would be caused by an obstruction in the breathing passage, just like
humans. The obstructions are not always dangerous and need medication to solve;
it could sometimes be a result of a physical or medical factor.
Your dog might snore if he sleeps on his back, like a human on his bed, making his
tongue fall down and be an obstruction in the throat. The tongue then will partially
block the breathing passage, causing your dog to produce sounds when he is
Lots of medical conditions can cause breathing problem for your dog, including
allergies, common cold or the smoke coming from your cigarettes. Another reason
you can consider is Aspergillosis, a fungal disease that occurs when your dog
breath mold spores in his nose, causing irritation. These conditions are
straightforward and easy to solve by some pills or your stopping smoking when
your dog is around.
Other conditions could be more severe and more annoying. Snoring could be a sign
of an abscessed tooth that gets stuck in the sinus or even sleep apnea, which makes
or dog stop breathing when he sleeps. Both of these will require surgery to fix and
prevent any possible problem for your dog in the future.
However, sleep apnea is not something you would run into every day. According
to Dr. Carol Osborne, the owner of Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic in
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, it is exceedingly rare. She also added that it is more likely
hypothyroidism, a condition that caused by our dog’s inability to produce enough
hormone. The hormone shortage is due by the weakness of thyroid glance,
affecting the metabolism process negatively. Though it is easy to treat and
affordable, it will be such an annoyance since your dog will depend on medicine
for the rest of his life.
Just like in humans, chubby dogs are prone to snoring. This is caused by the fat
build-up in the neck area exceed the average level. The fat then will put pressure
on the skin on the neck and the tension of the skin at one point will be larger than
that of the windpipe. Applying simple physics, the pressure then will turn to the
throat, causing difficulty breathing and snoring.
However, remember that you should only tell others or your vet that your dog is
fat, not vice versa. You should not call somebody else’s dog fat; it is rude,
especially if you are a vet yourself. It is like calling a woman fatty and a man
shorty, and it is the fastest way to lose a client.
2. What you can do
If you never see your dog snore but all of the sudden, he starts the habit then a vet
appointment is necessary. You will need the vet to determine if the problem is
from an infection, the throat or any potential factor that could cause the snoring. If
your dog has been like that all his life and has always been playful and happy, it is
his anatomy, and there are little things you could do to change it.
You could add a humidifier in your room and turn it on at night for both you and
your dog to sleep easier and reduce the snoring, though the effect would not be
If the humidifier does not help, do not worry, there is still another option. After
years of researching and experimenting, scientists have put effort to invent a device
that will help you to stop any sound from intruding your eardrum. Thus, you can
say goodbye to all the annoyance caused by the snoring of your dog after owning
this compact, convenient, affordable, state of the art and easy to get device.
So put on your pants, take your car to the nearest pharmacy and loudly demand the
pharmacist with pride:” one pair of ear plugs please.”
About the Author:
John Braise is a professional blogger who has years of experience writing and
giving advice to those who are in trouble with taking care of their pets. With a very
special love for pets in general and dogs in particular, he yearns for providing
information and guidance for those who have the same desire for looking after
their dogs in the best ways. Also, he fancies penning helpful and valuable dog care
tips to make owners feel at ease with their four-legged buddies