Snoring, the most annoying action in a man’s life. You get home tired and want to have a good night’s sleep, but the snore of your partner or even your pet does not give you peace. Its causes could be even fatigue or obesity. Snoring is the result of the vibrations of the upper airways and, in particular, of the palatine wave vibration, when the passing of air through the upper ways is turbulent.
But what are the causes of snoring at dogs? It’s a little more unusual for the animals to snore. Studies show several causes:
Have you noticed that obese people have problems with snoring? The same is true for dogs. If you apply a diet to your Caucasian Shepherd, you will notice that snoring starts to become non-existent;
Breathing depends on the type of breed. I guess you’ve noticed that there are breeds of dogs that have heavy breathing and others that breathe easily. Heavy breathing dogs are more prone to snoring than others. Many dog breeds have the palatine wave more developed (especially dogs that have a more compressed face), it interferes with the larynx and produces the noise;
Facial construction of the dog
Believe it or not, facial construction is a cause. Thus, dogs with a wider face have a narrower nasal cavity. They make a bigger effort to inspire and expire.
The dog’s age
Age plays a very important role in snoring both in humans and dogs. Older dogs snore more in comparison to younger ones.
Snoring may have negative effects on our dogs. They may become irritated and may have a continuous drowsiness during the day and that’s because snoring can create a state of agitation during the night. If our pets start snoring more often, we need to get them to the vet as soon as possible.