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Is snoring normal

Postby griddez15 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:03 pm

Hello!

I was curious if snoring is normal in a chow. My cute little mia snores when napping and sleeping at night. I do keep the fan on to ensure she doesn't get too hot. Please let me know if there is something I should be doing to minimize the snoring or it's completely normal.

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Rory's Dad » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:41 pm

In my opinion its fairly normal. It will likely be more pronounced in chows with a shorter muzzle/closed face, but chows can be pretty noisy. Mine all have a great array of grunting/snorting sounds when awake. My female even makes some noises that I call singing when she wants to be recognized (and she apparently has taught it to my year old smooth male).

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Sukies_Daddy » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:22 am

From my experience, yes that is normal.
Sukie can make some really loud snoring and snorting noises when sleeping or upon being awakened.
Fully stretched out on her side snoozing away seems to be the ideal orientation for the most fun noises.
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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Laura » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:33 pm

Chloe says hi! She has snored like crazy since she was a pup. She is banned from the bedroom at night because she will literally keep us awake all night. I call her my little piggy and tell her she needs a cpap! Shuggy doesn't snore at all.
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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby jmoreton » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:30 am

I believe it is normal. We have had 6, and all of them have snored. What is even more funny is when they are dreaming and sleep barking. Really cute on both.

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby griddez15 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:01 pm

Thank you everybody!!

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby JasonandNat » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:23 am

Hehe totally normal. Earth rumbling normal!!!! ;)

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Hooch » Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:22 am

I can hear mine in the living room snoring right now. My old lady typically kicks us both out at night.

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Constantina » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:16 pm

Yup my prim and proper little princess when awake, snores like a freight train when fast asleep.

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby chowchowdaddy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:07 am

Our Tempest, whom we lost last spring after nearly 14 years, snored like you wouldn't believe. I could be on a telephone call and people would ask what that noise was. I actually liked it, and really missed it after she went to the Rainbow Bridge, as I called her my own personal little "white noise" machine when I slept, as she slept in the bedroom. Fortunately, Sunni, our new adoptee, snores, so that's a good thing!!!

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Cindy J » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:09 pm

chowchowdaddy wrote:Our Tempest, whom we lost last spring after nearly 14 years, snored like you wouldn't believe. I could be on a telephone call and people would ask what that noise was. I actually liked it, and really missed it after she went to the Rainbow Bridge, as I called her my own personal little "white noise" machine when I slept, as she slept in the bedroom. Fortunately, Sunni, our new adoptee, snores, so that's a good thing!!!

Oh, this is so sweet. I too love my dogs snoring. It tells me that everyone is content and sleeping; soothes me right to sleep at night.
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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby divinelymade » Tue May 24, 2016 9:16 pm

My baby Judah snores he's 11 weeks lol and he breathes fast at night

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby FurParent » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:49 pm

Absolutely not! It's better to take her soon to the vet for the check up, or changing his diet is the best way you can do for now ask your vet for the right food that will help her. It's too dangerous for our dog if they snoring.

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby perriejinnie » Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:23 pm

It is normal, but not natural. There's a difference. You should take your chow chow to a vet soon.
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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby JasonandNat » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:21 pm

Chows snore. Period. Anyone thinks they are unhealthy is not aware of the breed. I have 2 right here in perfect health thundering away. They run down a fox at the drop of a hat, jog all day in the heat without a care in the world. They see the vet annually, perfect health. They snore. The big fella can make stones dance on a the ground. ;)

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Chow Tribe » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:55 am

If my chows didn`t snore I would think something was wrong.lol

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby lorielllouie » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:58 am

Im glad to hear that it is normal because my chow does nothing but snore at night.

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Re: Is snoring normal

Postby Malamar » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:08 pm

Their soft palate (the flap of skin across the back of the throat that prevents food and water from entering the windpipe) is often fleshy and elongated and tends to fall loosely into the throat. This causes noisy breathing and chronic snoring and makes it tricky to anesthetize this breed safely. So, it is normal.


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