have you heard your dog snore?

@mayrose (323)
Philippines
September 15, 2008 9:59am CST
Our dog sometimes sleeps besides us and we hear him snore, its like another person snoring.. The first time i heard it i thought it was my brother.. They say when a human snore you have a tendency of a heart problem is it applicable to animals too? I hope not i've never heard a dog having an angioplasty.
7 responses
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
16 Sep 08
Its the first time that I have heard that snoring can be due to a heart problem. I do snore a lot since I was a young kid. A doctor suggested to my parents to remove the blockage from my nasal passageway that could ease the problem. Since my snoring is not an issue for me I preferred not to do it. My father was in the army and once a friend of him came to pick him up from work early in the morning. My father's friend could hear me snoring and told my dad, "oh dear how loudly that dog of yours snores."
@aquarina (172)
• United States
16 Sep 08
HAHa... this reminds me of a time that I was on vacation at my friend's house and me and another girl were sharing a bed and in the middle of the night the dog came in and was on the floor right next to me and was snoring away like a person! it's was the craziest thing i've ever heard. Next thing i know, my friend is calling my name and tapping me and telling me to stop. She thought it was ME snoring like that! HAHAHA. it was toooo funny. but i wonder if snoring is in indication of a problem in animals like it is in humans. I have never thought about that. I dont hear animals smore that often though.
• United States
16 Sep 08
ha ha ha Oh yes, I have experienced this many times. My black lab basically sleeps on my head, lol, no seriously, he does! And he has ALWAYS snored, since he was a wee pup. I take him outside, play with him for awhile, and when we get inside, he takes a nap, snores almost every time. At night, I always like to take them (I have 2 dogs) out for one potty parade. When I lay down in the bed, he snuggles up right next to me, and puts his chin, on my forehead or right above my head on the pillow
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
15 Sep 08
my dog snores a lot but i suspect he's got allergies to dust. he's got runny nose most of the time.
@sidyboy (284)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Some dogs snore, some do not. Even certain breeds are more prone to snoring than others- such as the pug, boxer, french bulldog, etc. Snoring does not mean that a dog has a heart problem. I have two dogs that DO have health problems, one of them I have never heard snore, the other one just started snoring as he has gotten older. I have echocardiograms (heart test) done on both of them often, and there have been no changes in his heart. Typically when there's heart failure, the dog begins coughing, not snoring :)
@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Snore? Yes, loudly...our Pit Bull, a Red Nose, sleeps with eyes open, yep, eyes open...looks scary and snores everytime...I believe it's because she is overweight :-( we have her on a diet! (she weighs 75 pds...ideal weight should be 65 :-( We just got another Pit Bull, a Blue Nose, named Gage, same age, 3...beautiful, all black and has ideal weight...is stronger than Karma the Red Nose! Don't know if he snores cause he is at my daughter's house (across my yard)...have not seen him sleeping this weekend when I doggie sat to keep him company, is very, very active, likes to play a lot and made himself at home immediately...and now we have to wait a while before we can leave them both alone...they're ok with each other while walking and just playing in the yard but I'm leary of leaving them totally alone... I think we should give them both a chance to get to know each other...any advice is welcome. ~G~
@baileycows (3669)
• United States
15 Sep 08
Our lab snores, but it is only on days when he is really tired. If he has been playing hard or been awake to long. He just does it when he goes into a deep sleep. I think we are like that to have you ever been so tired that you woke yourself up snoring. I think it is more of a deep sleep issue. I know that health problems can cause it but for the people and dogs who dont have that there has to be another explanation.