Shar-Peis are pretty loud canines, and it’s not really the kind of loud you can train away. Snoring and grumbling sounds big parts of their repertoires, no matter what hour of the day it is. Their brachycephalic skulls contribute to their snoring and heavy breathing.
If your Shar Pei shows any unusual symptoms you should seek veterinary advice straight away. Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) – this can cause severe breathing problems and is caused by their flatter face.
If your dog or cat has always snored, he or she is most likely okay. However, if the snoring comes on suddenly or if accompanied by other symptoms, it is time to visit the vet. For more information on pets and snoring, contact Crown Veterinary Specialists today.
Like humans, dogs snore because the airflow in nasal passageways or the throat is restricted. This can be perfectly normal and can be caused by something as simple as your dog sleeping on his back.
There are many forms of anxiety that your shar pei may be suffering from. Typical causes of anxiety in shar pei’s might be: Separation anxiety – Fear of being separated from their owner. This often manifests itself by your shar pei pacing, drooling, biting, or being destructive while you’re away.
Dogs can contract colds, the flu, and respiratory infections just like people. So, if your dog’s sudden snoring is accompanied by sneezing, nasal drainage, coughing, and/or wheezing, take them to the vet immediately. Snoring could also be a result of weight gain, which can cause constriction around their airways.
What Happens When My Dog Snores? Snoring occurs when tissues in your dog’s nose, mouth, or throat vibrate as air passes through them. The sound effects are more likely to happen if your pet’s airway narrows due to inflammation, an obstruction, congestion, or other issues.
Licking is a natural and instinctive behaviour to dogs. For them it’s a way of grooming, bonding, and expressing themselves. Your dog may lick you to say they love you, to get your attention, to help soothe themselves if they’re stressed, to show empathy or because you taste good to them!
One study recently found that humans who slept with a dog in their bedroom kept a better routine and were able to sleep more efficiently. Participants (and their dogs) wore a sleep tracker for seven nights. They found that humans had an 81 percent sleep efficiency and the dogs an 85 percent sleep efficiency.
Flat-faced dog breeds have smaller skull structures that naturally obstruct their airways, making it impossible for them to breathe noiselessly. When these canines sleep, they will always make strange sounds, irrespective of the many attempts you may take to give them a comfortable resting place.
It is common for dogs to snore increasingly in their old age. This is usually due to partial or complete laryngeal paralysis, which may have an underlying cause or may simply be due to ageing of the nerves. The floppy larynx then blocks airflow. This is most noticeable when your dog is sleeping.