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Why does my short-headed dog snore like this!

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Does your dog snore? My Vincent did just that. Like a train. overnight. Vincent is a French bulldog. Therefore, it is considered a short head (short head). This made him snore. In fact, when I fell asleep with his company, I would definitely have more insomnia. Between these unwanted awakenings, his hoarse breathing and scattered bait will penetrate my dreams until late at night.

Poor indifferent friend

I know I am not alone. The reality of dog snoring is one of the reasons why many sleep experts condemn the sharing of beds with animals. They claim that people with sleep disorders are less likely to get a certain amount of sleep if they are attacked by the dog prince’s voice (and other behaviours that cause insomnia).

But this article is not about our human inconvenience. It’s all about them. Because if their snoring is bad for us… how should they feel?

Side effects of snoring

In fact, we assume that most snoring dogs suffer from various uncomfortable conditions.

Take sleep apnea as an example: The University of Pennsylvania study using the English Bulldog as a human sleep apnea model provides convincing evidence that snoring is a problem in this breed. In my opinion, the same is true for many dogs whose upper respiratory tract is similarly deformed.

The following is an excerpt from the abstract:

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“In order to establish a natural pattern of breathing in sleep disorders, we studied breathing while awake and sleeping in English Bulldogs. This breed is characterized by abnormal upper respiratory tract anatomy… During sleep, these animals have breathing disorders and seizures. [значително намалени нива на кислород в кръвта]. On the contrary, the dog [с нормална анатомия на дихателните пътища] They have never had such a plot.

As a direct result of this sleep disorder, dogs are likely to face similar problems to those affected. In other words, they may not only face the risk of life-threatening respiratory system damage during restful sleep, we must also assume that they may also face the following risks:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (excessive sleep)
  • Dry mouth or sore throat
  • headache
  • irritability

Daytime problem

But airway abnormalities have a greater impact on sleep. These dogs are likely to have some degree of respiratory damage, which will affect their entire process when they are awake.

Think about how a dog regulates its body temperature during training. Unlike the sweating mechanism used by humans, dogs mainly include the tongue and respiratory tract as a cooling mechanism. Cold air nourishes the heat of the blood, which passes through the tongue and many blood vessels in the respiratory tract.

So think of it this way: dogs that cannot move air effectively are not only more susceptible to heat stress, but also less likely to bring enough air into the body to effectively oxidize your blood. Therefore, not only sleeping and hypoxia at night, these dogs are likely to withstand chronic fatigue and intolerance at all times of the day.

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