Dogs snore due to relaxed upper airway tissues vibrating during sleep, which can be normal or indicate a medical issue.
Brachycephalic dog breeds have shortened skulls, leading to breathing problems and snoring due to narrowed nasal passages.
"Prevent dog obesity: Excess weight leads to snoring due to fat around airways."
Possible causes of dog snoring: excess weight, sleep position, respiratory issues (infections, asthma). Symptoms: brief snoring, discharge, coughing.
Foreign objects, dental problems, allergies, polyps, inflammation, or trauma can cause snoring, coughing, and agitation.
If dog snores change, contact vet. Wheezing or difficulty breathing, urgent vet attention needed.
Treatment for snoring in dogs: Notify vet for occasional snoring. Exam and diagnostics determine cause. Treatment options vary, including surgery if needed.
Prevent dog snoring: Manage weight, provide exercise, use food puzzles, use air purifiers, regular vet visits. Contact vet if concerns.