Reduce Snoring in Boston Terriers

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Boston Terriers and other flat nosed dogs snore.  That is not really news to you, but do you know why or how to reduce snoring in Boston Terriers?

Again, as with humans, dogs snore for the same reasons people do. Here are the most common culprits:

Being Overweight: If you can’t detect any waist on your dog when looking down at him or her from above, then your dog is overweight. Extra tissue and flabby tissue can push the upper airways closed.

Having a Flat Face: That cuteness comes with a price. Breeds like Pekinese, Pugs and Boston Terriers often have more nasal infections and easier blocked airways than longer nosed breeds. Consequentially, they almost always snore.

Somebody Living With the Dog Smokes: Despite the popularity of poker playing dog paintings, dogs actually do not smoke. Humans do. Tobacco smoke is a big irritant. It’s not fair to expect your dog to stop snoring if he or she has to live with a smoker.

What To Do

My dog snores whenever she gets onto her back, with her paws sticking up in the air. Getting your dog to change her position can greatly reduce snoring. Many vets recommend getting your dog a round doggy bed that makes the curl up, and therefore snore less.

When All Else Fails

Separate bedrooms have saved many a marriage, and it may be necessary for you and the dog to sleep apart. Your dog will still love you, even if you do have to sleep in separate beds.

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My Boston Terrier have always snored.  It is part of being that particular breed of dog.

The article above shows several methods to reduce snoring in Boston Terriers.  I like to hear my little dog snore, so I put up with it and smile and pet their little head and run my hand down their slender body.

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