It is not unusual to see pet owners let their pets sleep with them at night. In fact, a third of all pet owners have allowed their pets to sleep on their beds at some point. Dogs provide a companionship that can’t be given by any other breed of animals. But this doesn’t mean that it is unlikely for some to let their cats and another pets sleep with them.
Dogs have a sleep pattern that is much like ours. Dogs often resign with complete trust on their masters, which make them a bit more relaxed during the night. This is why dogs fall asleep and enter REM more easily.
It’s also a fact that the owner would need to wake his dog up forcefully just to rouse him from this stage of deep sleep.
For sure, many of us have already witnessed a dog paddling during sleep or at times, barks with eyes close. These dogs are said to be dreaming.
Breathing patterns can also be observed among dogs. Some breeds breathe heavier than others. Those who breathe more heavily are more prone to snoring than those who breathe lightly.
Depending on the frequency and intensity, a good snoring during the night can be quite a nuisance.
Just like with humans, there are various considerations why dogs snore. For the most part, there could be obstructions along the air passage that lead to certain parts in the throat area to collide and collapse.
A snoring dog must be checked of various causes to determine which treatment can be best applied. Some dogs are especially prone to the specific allergic reaction that causes the constriction in the airway. It’s also possible that this area has excess tissue that may be inhibiting proper breathing. It is best if a veterinarian checks on various factors through careful evaluation of the dog’s anatomical features and general symptoms.
It’s also possible that your dog is overweight. Obese dogs are more prone to snoring, just like humans. This is because their throats have more flesh around them. Thus, there are excess tissues dangling along the throat that are potentially causing these obstructions.
The development of snores will be significantly decreased once this problem is corrected. This would not only be healthy for your dogs, you may eventually enjoy nights of quiet tunes.
Your dog’s general face features may also cause snoring. Dogs’ faces are generally pushed-in, and as a result, their air passages are narrowed to a certain degree. The construction of their nasal passages also largely contributes to the difficulty of breathing. Like humans, they’re only using twenty-five percent of their nostrils to breathe. Dogs with shorter faces need their nostrils maximized, and this requires a lot of effort. It takes them more hard work to control breathing and they are more prone to snoring.
Your dog could be greatly relieved with some minor surgeries. Before you make any decisions, though, know the potential consequences and the risks involved in corrective surgery for dog snoring. Most are actually irreversible so careful analysis must be rendered. It is best to follow the guidelines provided by your veterinarian.