Do you find your snoring dog adorable, or a nightmare? With more and more people allowing their pets to sleep in the same bed as them, the snoring factor can be quite annoying. So you might be asking yourself, why do dogs snore?
Dogs are snoring for the same reasons that humans snore, which can range from being overweight, having nasal congestion, use of tranquilizers (pain reducing medicines), having a flat face or even living with someone who smokes.
The way your dog sleeps can also play a factor in snoring. Some dogs will sleep on their backs, with their feet in the air. This can cause snoring, and calling your dogs name or giving them a nudge may move them enough to cause them to stop snoring. Another way to combat weird sleeping positions, is through the use of round dog beds, which usually makes the curl up in a ball, rather than lying on their backs.
If dog snoring becomes a major issue and you have to know what is causing the annoyance, you can always visit your dog vet to get a second opinion. In addition to any causes we already discussed, another solution is to keep your dog out of the bedroom at night. After all, you need to get a well night of rest too!