|Barked: Mon Dec 3, '12 12:19am PST |
|also overweight is a cause of snoring, as is acid reflux.
Also, if your dog is not reaching deep sleep, stage 2-3 sleep is where the breathing is slow and regular and everything is relaxed. That takes time to get to. Snoring is a stage 1/REM sleep thing, usually. If there are obstructions, stuffed up noses,reflux, or apnea, the body never gets to the deep stage so you get snoring all night. That may be why you noticed that your dog's snoring dropped off after a while when you moved her off of your pillow. Your dog went into a deeper stage of sleep when it was comfortable.
Bulldogs though, you're pretty much stuck for the ride there.
Dogs do snore quite a bit. Schnauzers too. My dad and my childhood dog Kenzo used to drive my mom right out of the bedroom with the nightly chorus.
My chis don't snore at all, and that's a blessing, but they're pet quality so they don't have the short faces that the breed standard is calling for these days.
Edited by author Mon Dec 3, '12 12:26am PST
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