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Snoring Dog should I be concern

My Shih Tzu snores. I like to hear him snore. He looks so relaxed and peacful. Should I be concern or is it okay he snores?

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Asked by RidingPink at 12:28 AM on Mar. 28, 2009 in Pets

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  • Dogs snore, it's fine. :)

    Answer by aurorabunny at 12:28 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • ugh my dog snores it wakes me up i get so mad lol he usually does it when his nose is burrowed in the blankets

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:41 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • My cats snore too. I asked the vet and he looked at me like I was crazy for asking that question. So, it's okay your dog snores.

    Answer by PatriciaofMN at 1:28 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • All of my pets snore, I think its just way cute.
    My dog is snoring right now, and I started laughing because he'd snore, then whimper and kick around, then snore again. He must be having some really good dreams.

    Answer by LadyJayne27 at 1:57 AM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Snoring can be fine (my dog saws logs all night) but if it is real loud or if it is accompanied by apnea (periods of not breathing) it could be bradycephanic syndrome. You should have your vet keep an eye on it. It's common in smushfaced breeds and it has to do with their nostrils and soft palate being shaped differently. It's not a huge deal but it's good to keep informed on it.

    Answer by erika.lyn at 6:20 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • dogs with short snouts, shitzhus, lhaso apsos, bulldogs, all snore. they don't have a long nasal passage.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 8:05 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • my dog's a snorer too.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 3:55 PM on Mar. 29, 2009

  • I have a shi-zu and he snores the vet says its because his snout is squished towards his face mor than other breeds like labs and papillons have longer snouts. All their little nose organs are squished together and they snore or have a nose whistle more often but dont be concerned, pugs, shi-zus, and bull dogs all do it. its normal. I was scared too when I fisrt heard it lol

    Answer by Alysia_Moore at 1:51 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Hi - some dogs do snore... As long as it doesn't seem labored, all should be fine.

    If the snoring increases, then we may be talking allergies...

    If you need help with feeding or allergy control...stop by all experts and see pet nurse Marie


    Answer by nuvetmarie at 9:47 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • Thanks all for the good information.

    Answer by RidingPink at 12:25 PM on Apr. 1, 2009

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