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Why does my dog snore so loud?

asked 2017-05-07 14:25:35 -0500

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A dog snores for the same reasons a person snores: restricted air movement in the nasal passages and throat. This is most likely to occur when a dog sleeps on its back or in breeds with short noses or flat faces. Allergies or other health issues may be to blame. Check with your Vet for remedies.

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answered 2017-05-18 11:35:24 -0500

Dog snoring can have many causes. For some breeds, such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs, and terriers, their shorter noses result in shorter air passages, meaning they have to work harder to breathe. However, if your dog's breathing is very labored, it would be a good idea to check in with your vet to rule out any other possible causes.

If your dog isn't a short-nosed breed, other possible causes are: obesity, nasal passage/throat obstruction, allergies, dental issues, medications, sleeping position, or infection. If your dog is overweight, you may want to consider switching him to a food with a weight control formula and increasing his daily exercise. If your dog is not overweight, one of the other causes could be contributing to your canine's snoring. Regardless of whether your dog is overweight or not, a visit to the vet is recommended. Your veterinarian will be able to help you identify the cause of your dog's snoring and remedy a solution so that you two can snooze more peacefully!

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answered 2017-06-07 11:34:18 -0500

Dogs snore because air movement is restricted in the nasal passageway or throat same reason humans do. The following are causes that may contribute to a dogs snoring: Sleeping position Breed anatomy Allergies Obesity Dental disease Cold/flu Second- hand smoke

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