[VIDEO] Why do dogs snore?

video listen to these powerful snoring dogs

Listen to the powerful snoring dogs in this video.  It sounds like a symphony!   It’s a good thing they are not all in the same room.  One of the dogs even wakes himself up because he was snoring so loudly.  Their snoring may sound amusing.   Unless if you are trying to sleep, and they like to be in your bedroom or somewhere nearby.

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Why do dogs snore?

So why do dogs snore?  Mary Jo Dilornado writes in Mother Nature Network that there can be a number of reasons why our dogs snore.   One of them is their sleeping positions.

How dogs’ sleeping positions affect snoring

Dogs that like to sleep on their backs are more likely to snore than dogs who sleep all curled up or who sleep on their stomach.  Another possible reason is that dogs can also get colds like humans.  That can lead to snoring.  Just like us, dogs need their beauty sleep to feel great.  If their snoring is waking them up, and they are not getting the deep sleep they need, it’s a good idea to consult a vet.

Dogs with short nose are more likely to snore

Dogs who have a short nose, such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, are more likely to snore because of their anatomy.  They have shorter air passages than other dogs and have to “work” harder to breathe.

Dogs can snore because of allergies

Another reason for snoring is that dogs can have allergies like we do.  For example, dust, pollens, perfume, another pet.  These can cause air way to constrict and they snore.  Or it could be something as simple as getting something stuck in their nose or throat, maybe part of a pine cone they played with on their walk, or maybe part of their favorite toy.  Sometimes our friends are not very discriminate on what they can swallow.   You can read more about this topic here.  

Enjoy listening to this symphony of snoring dogs.  They really do sound beautiful.

Image source:  Chris Walts on Flickr

Article source:  Mary Jo Dilornado on  Mother Nature Network


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