Dog Snoring: Does your Pekingese Snore?

 


It is not new for dog owners to witness dog snoring since most owners allow their pets to sleep with them in the bedroom. Does your pekingese snore? Dogs offer a different kind of comapnionship that other animals cannot provide. Snoring may be a sign of obstructive airway and it would also affect their health too. Aside from their sleep patterns, snoring dogs also tend to have compromised respiratory systems thus affecting their daily lives.

Just think of how their bodies regulate body temperature when they are having an exercise or merely playing outside. Humans have sweating mechanism to cool down, dogs don’t have that. What they do is pant, they let their tongue hang loose in order to cool down. With their mouths open, the cool air would enter their systems. If your dog is unable to move the cool air efficiently through his system he would be prone to heat stroke and chronic fatigue.

Dog Snoring: Does your Pekingese Snore?

Dog Snoring

Like with humans, there are various considerations as to why dogs snore. Most though deal with the obstruction of the air passage which causes the collision of certain parts along the throat area that in turn, leads to collapse of these parts.

A snoring dog must be checked for various causes to determine which treatment can be best applied. Some dogs are especially prone to specific allergic reactions that cause the constriction in the airway. It may also be that there is some excess tissue found in this area that inhibits proper breathing.

Source: Disability Resource Solution, http://www.disability-resource.com/medical-health/sleep-disorders/snoring/causes-of-snoring-in-dogs.php

Possible Reasons of Dog Snoring

  • Overweight – If while looking down at your dog and you can see his waistline, then he is overweight already. Excess tissue minimizes your dog’s upper airway opening thus causing him to snore.
  • Nasal Congestion – Just like how we snore when our noses are clogged, dogs are the same. Airways that are blocked due to colds or allergies may cause snoring.
  • Sleeping position – try to notice, your dog is more likely to snore when they lie down on their backs. Vets would suggest you to buy round beds so that your dog would be encouraged to sleep on their sides to minimize snoring tendencies.
  • Fat Face – dog breeds that has a short muzzle and flat face are more prone to snoring because they have abnormalities in their airways and noses due to their face shape.
  • His usage of Muscle Relaxants – letting your dog take muscle relaxants can induce dog snoring due to blocked airways.

Simply wondering about dog snoring when you witnessed it yourself won’t help solve the issue. If you don’t mind him making those noises, then good for you. But if it is already bothering you and disrupting your sleep then you should take action to stop it. Bring him to your vet to pinpoint the cause and what should be done.

I hope this post has been very informative for you and now you are enlightened on what you should do.  If this post has helped you don’t forget to like our page and leave your story below.

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Dog Snoring – Know why your pekingese snores while sleeping

Dog Snoring – Know why your pekingese snore while sleeping

Dog snoring is somehow similar to human snoring which occurs as the result of the vibrations due to the relaxed soft tissues and muscles which happens to be hanging at the upper throat or when the nasal passage is somehow blocked partially.

There are actually various factors on why the upper airway is blocked. It all depends on the breed type of your dog. Other breeds are highly suscpetible to nasal blockages. Dog breeds like the pekingese and pug have little, flat noses and they tend to suffer from any kund of nasal infection, plus they have snoring issues since they are brachycephalic.

Knowing this, then you should keep your pekingese away from any form of allergens. And because of the increase pollens during the evening then he would be having a hard time resting. If you happen to be a smoker, then that could affect your dog too. Most dogs are allergic to smoking and most of the time the result of this one is swelling of their norses and narrowed throats which then leads them to snoring.

If your pekingese is obese or over weight, then his reason for snoring is the habit that he’s doing. Help him lose weight as it would surely bring good results.

 

 

Dog Snoring

Pekingese are brachycephalic(the smooshed in face) this cause the hard palate to be longer and just like when people snore the tissue in the back of the throat relaxes and vibrates

Source: Yahoo! Answers, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091007180027AArEzwf by Sarah

Short Term Solutions

A temporary solution for your pekingese snorer is to wake him up and change his sleeping position. If you see that your dog is sleeping in a curled up manner, then try to lay him flat as it would cause them to snore less. Try to prop your dog’s head in an extra pillow. And if he happens to be congested, try using a humidifier as it could help de-congest clogged airways.

Shape of Face

Pekingese, Boxers, Shih-tzu, sharpei, bulldogs and Pugs are brachycephalic due to their short noses and they really have a hard time getting ample air into their systems. They are a snorer. If your dog’s snoring is getting bothersome, try to get him sleep in another room. And if you notice other kind of crackling noises, bring him to the vet for a check up.

Long Term Solutions

If he has allergies, then bring him to your vet. If he has known breathing issues, don’t smoke around him and keep him away from tobacco smoke as much as possible because it would only irritate his air passage ways. If he happens to be overweight, then help him lose those extra pounds. An obese dog is not only prone to snoring, it also entails a lot more serious health problems like diabetes, arthritis and heart problems. If your dog loves to swim, then make it as his routine exercise each day to burn calories without putting strain unto his joints.

Now you know the reason behind dog snoring. Being a responsible owner would entail you being concerned on you dog’s health. Be vigilant on what your dog is experiencing so that you could stay one step ahead of any illness lurking in your dog’s system.

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