Our four-legged fury friends are known for a lot of human-like behaviours and snoring might be one of the cutest or the most annoying, depending on the case, of them all!
Pugs, French and English Bulldogs are among the dog breeds that will most often be caught snoring.
On the other hand, when a dog of a different breed snores more than usual it might be a sign of an infection, obesity, foreign object or even the sleeping posture.
In terms of infection, a dog might have rhinitis, which is an inflammation of the mucus membrane and as a result the airflow gets disrupted, resulting in very loud zzzzzs. Make sure you take your dog to the vet to rule out this option or get appropriate treatment.
If the dog has crossed the line into obesity one of the clear signs would certainly be very loud and frequent snoring. The pooch’s vet can put together a new meal plan for your pet to make sure its weight is kept in check.
It’s possible your dog inhaled a foreign object that’s now stuck in its snout and blocking the air passage, resulting in snoring. Carefully examine your dog and try to carefully remove the object if you can reach it safely.
Lastly, your dog might just have struck a pose during sleeping which leads to snoring. Whatever the reason getting to the bottom of it quickly will mean quieter nights for you to get a good night’s sleep!