Date Published: February 20, 2018, Updated: February 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm, Author: Alice
Yes. Dogs also do snore. Just like humans, dogs can also snore. Any living thing that sleeps and breathes would snore. Snores are defined as sounds produced by the vibrations of the respiratory systems when moving air during sleep. When this happens, the airway is usually obstructed produced by the soft palate and uvula.
Some of the obstructions that causes snoring are medication, weight, body position during sleep, jaw tension. Genetics can also play a role in your dog snoring. Most dogs with a broad skull and snout nose may have this kind of problem.
Snoring usually isn’t a serious condition. Some owners have come to accept it and find the feat endearing. However, others have reported it and are bothered by it. Here are a few factors that trigger snoring in your dog.
When your dog’s weight increases, it may cause underlying health problems like joint and heart problems. The excess weight can also cause your dog to snore. The excess weight can also cause the pharynx or soft palate to swell and obstruct the airway.
Sometimes, how the dog sleeps can also contribute to the cause of snoring. How your dog’s neck and head are positioned can obstruct the airway while breathing during sleep.
Allergies can also cause the airways to clog. This would eventually make your dog snore while sleeping. This is especially when your dog is severely allergic to dust, pollen and smoke.
When your dog is taking medications, it can also lead to snoring while they sleep. The chemicals in medicines can trigger obstructions in their airways.
The older your dog gets, there’s a big chance that they could develop different health conditions. Their throat tends to weaken as they age. This would subsequently cause your dog to snore.
Snoring isn’t a major health problem for most. However, there are still ways to decrease and relieve your pet from suffering from snoring.
Sometimes, dogs can also show signs of illnesses through their snoring. You can have your pet examined at the vet. Often, the snoring can make your dog wake up tired and grumpy. The snores can also bother you during the night when you sleep. Consider some yoga exercising to remain calm no matter what.