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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