Dog Snoring – How to Handle a Snoring Pekingese

 


Dog snoring is a common issue among the Pekingese breed. Dogs are wonderful pets during the day but may be a nuisance at night especially if he snores louder than you do. Dog snoring is just similar with human snoring and it is due to the vibrations caused by the relaxed muscles and soft tissues which are hanging at the upper throat or when the nasal passage is partially blocked.

There are various reasons on why there is blockage in the upper airway. It also depends on the dog breed you have. There are breeds that are very susceptible to nasal blockages even for the smallest reasons and allergies. Breeds like the Pekingese and Pugs have little noses and flat faces and if they have any type of nasal infection, then snoring problem occurs.

Dogs should be kept away from all kinds of allergens. Because of increased pollen count in the surroundings that your pet may suffer during sleep at night. If you are a smoker, then he may be affected with it also. Most dogs are allergic towards smoking. This would usually result in inflammed nose thus narrowing the throat and as a sign of it he will snore at night time.

And if your pet is on the heavy side, then the undelying cause of his snoring is his being overweight. Weight loss will bring good result to him for sure.

Dog Snoring

Dog Snoring – How to Handle a Snoring Pekingese

Quick Remedies

  • If his snoring is due to allergens the see to it that you clean or change his bedding on a daily basis. When the pollen levels are low, you can take him outside for a walk. Also keep the curtains and rugs dust free by vacuuming it regularly.
  • Give him regular exercise so that he would lose all excess weight and the snoring problem would stop.
  • There are breeds that are predisposed to snoring thus a minor surgery may be done. However, this kind of surgery is generally done when the pet is still young.
  • Try to change your pet’s sleeping position either by changing his bed or move him to a different posture while he sleeps.
  • Try giving him a pillow. If his head would be elevated then this could reduce his chances of snoring.
  • Do not smoke next to your pet. Do your best to keep your pet’s environment smoke free.
  • Try giving him a round bed. Having one would let your pet curl up and this would help his airway passages to expand.

Your pet may show some signs along with his dog snoring that may indicate an underlying illness. In case your pet doesn’t respond to any of the aforementioned tips, plan a trip to the vet so that the real cause would be revealed. Dog snoring can be a nuisance since he will have a disturbed sleep pattern thus waking up grouchy and tired. Then the owner is also sleep deprived due to his snoring as well. And in case your pet suddenly snored, take him to the vet as he may be sick.

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Dog Sleeping Positions – Find Out Why your Pekingese Sleeps that Way

Have you ever wondered about the way your dog sleeps? If there are meanings to dog sleeping positions rather than just looking cute while catching some Zzzzzz’s. According to the experts a dog’s sleeping position has its meaning. Like when he curls up, it is to keep themselves warm. If he sleeps in a ball-like position it means that he feels threatened. Seen your pet sleeping all stretched out? Be glad because it means that he feels so secured and comfortable when he is with you or that he just feels hot.  In the wild, dogs tend to sleep in a ball-like position in order to protect their internal organs from the predators.

The average dog sleeps around 12-13 hours per day. and puppies even sleep longer than that. Meaning, they are sleeping almost half of their life! Our canine friends are quite skillful in catching with their sleep every chance they can. Any type of position would do for them, really. Sleep is a very important part of your dog’s life. It affects his health, emotional and physical well-being of his life. It is during their sleep that they would grow, heal their wounds and conserve his energy for tomorrow.

Dog Sleeping Positions – Find Out Why your Pekingese Sleeps that Way

Dog Sleeping Positions

According to an article over at VetStreet, Dr. Margaret Gruen, DVM, a clinician at NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Behavior Service, explains that a dog’s tendency to either curl up or sprawl out stems from biology and survival. Dogs naturally curl up simply to keep warm, so if it’s a cool day and you find your pup curled up, that may be why.

However, dogs also tend to exhibit a ball-like stance when they feel threatened. In the wild, when dogs sleep that way, they are in effect protecting their internal organs from any would be predators.

Source: Babble, http://blogs.babble.com/pets/2012/09/21/curled-up-in-a-ball-or-sprawled-out-what-your-dogs-sleeping-position-really-means/ by Danielle Sullivan

Different Dog Sleep Positions

Side Sleepers: Side sleepers can be in different states of sleep – from light doze to all lights out. It is said that dogs tend to lie back to back with each other in order to bond, thus when your pet would lie with his back on you then it means that he feels safe and secure towards you not to mention affection too.

Stomach Sleepers: There isn’t much data about this topic maybe because they are not able to go into very deep state of sleep while in this position.

Back Sleepers: This is the position when your dog feel the safest and a sign of submission. Another angle is that they are just trying to cool off. Since this is the most relaxed sleeping position for him, then he is most likely to engage into deep sleep. However, if you see his paw covering his chest it means different already compared to the one who has his feet in the air. The one covering his chest is his way of telling you not to disturb him.

Curled Sleepers: Dogs who are in this position are simply napping or trying to keep themselves warm. Dogs who are staying outdoors are generally curled sleepers, not due to the fact that they need warmth but it is for their own protection from predators as well. And since, they are not really into deep sleep, then can immediately sense when there is an attack.

Now you know that dog sleeping positions also has its meaning and significance. Hence, you can not interpret how your pet is feeling via his sleep position. Be glad if your pet is showing signs of submission and security because it means that you are doing well as a pet parent. However, if you share your bed with your dog and he shows dominance that is another story to tackle.

Don’t hesitate to share with us your story. What position does your pet do at home?

 

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