3 Reasons Why Your Dog is Snoring Louder than Usual

Dog Snoring

Do you have a dog that like to snore while he sleeps? Are you worried by the fact that he is snoring louder than usual? This could be due to a number of factors. It could be due to something harmless such as the dog’s sleeping position or something more concerning such as a health issue. Here are the most common reasons for the change in behavior.

The Dog’s Sleeping Position

If the dog’s snoring is suddenly becoming louder than usual then it could be due to his sleeping position. Dogs that sleep on their back are more likely to snore loudly because their neck and head are positioned to partially obstruct the airway while breathing. The next time the dog snores louder than usual, check how he is sleeping and determine whether it’s different from his usual positions.

Dogs Affected by Allergies

Dogs can also be affected by a wide range of allergies. An allergic reaction may cause the airways to clog up due to the inflammation, which eventually causes the snoring the become louder. Allergies could be due to a number of things such as dust, perfume, and pollen.

If required, a vet may conduct an allergy test on your dog to determine whether that’s the primary reason for your dog’s loud snoring behavior. Dogs with allergic reactions may also display other symptoms like excessive licking and compulsive scratching.

Your Dog Has Dental Problems

A dental issue may also explain the sudden loudness in a dog’s snoring. An abscessed tooth, for example, may cause inflammation in the body, which eventually leads to the snoring behavior. These dental issues will eventually become serious health issues if they are left untreated so please visit the vet as soon as possible if you suspect it has something to do with your dog’s teeth.

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John at My Pet Child

is the Founder of My Pet Child, where he shares his tips on living with a dog in an apartment.

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