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Your dog snores? Understand instead of being angry

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From alphazoo, you can find out all the facts about your four-legged friend's snoring. We give you a helpful guide to the cause, diagnosis and possible treatments if your dog snores.

The phenomenon of dog snoring

Snoring is not just a human privilege - our four-legged friends can also be affected. While snoring can be cute or amusing for many dog ​​owners, sometimes it can also indicate a dog's health problem.

Why do dogs snore?

The causes of snoring can be varied. It can be genetic, especially in breeds with depressed muzzles (brachycephalic syndrome). Other causes include obesity, allergies, colds or the position in which the dog sleeps.

Should you be worried?

While occasional snoring is nothing to worry about, you should be alert if the snoring starts suddenly, is particularly loud or wheezing, is accompanied by other symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, or disrupts your dog's sleep.

Visit to the vet

In these cases you should contact a veterinarian. Through a thorough physical examination and, if necessary, further tests, such as X-rays or blood tests, he can get to the bottom of the cause of the snoring.

Treatment options

Treatment for snoring depends on the cause. This can range from lifestyle changes such as weight loss or avoiding allergens, to medications to relieve respiratory problems, to surgical procedures to improve breathing.

Conclusion

  • Snoring in dogs is normal and is often caused by harmless factors such as sleeping position or a mild cold.
  • In certain breeds of dogs, such as those with a flat muzzle, snoring is more common and may indicate brachycephalic syndrome.
  • If your dog's snoring starts suddenly, is particularly loud or is accompanied by other symptoms, then it is advisable to consult a veterinarian.
  • Treatment options vary depending on the cause of snoring and range from lifestyle changes to medication to surgery.

Is your dog snoring and you don't know why or are you looking for ways to help him? Contact us at alphazoo, we are happy to be there for you and your four-legged friend.

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