Scott Hodge


Snorin’ Dog…

Feb 8, 2006

Can a dog have sleep apnea? 

My mom watched our girls tonight and since it was a late night she decided to stay the night – which also means that her dog (mini-schnauzer) is here too.  In fact, as I type this, she (the dog – her name is Hi-D, and yes, really spelled that way…) is laying a few feet from me snoring like a 300 pound gorilla.  And on top of that it sounds like she needs an oxygen mask. 

…poor thing.

6 Responses to “Snorin’ Dog…”

  1. One of our cats snores, and the other one will on occasion purr, and he sounds like a mourning dove.

  2. Jim Walton says:

    My dog snores. I think she has allergys because during the day, her nose sounds kinda stuffy. When she does get to sleep, she snores. I have wondered if she has sleep apnea.

  3. Betsy says:

    According to this, dogs can suffer from sleep apnea. More here, although I’m not sure how scientific the claims are.
    Who would spend the time and money to research this?

  4. Matt says:

    When she’s really tired, my wife sn…. Uh.. nevermind.
    Change of topic please.

  5. sandy says:

    Definately dogs snore! MY cocker spaniel snores louder than my husband!(Well sometimes) MY golden retriever,while sleeping comfortably on the couch has doggie nightmares and cries out in the middle of the night,and my Great Perinese,also pretty comfortable on the couch, grunts during her sleep periods. Want to dog sit for me sometime!!

  6. Mike Cameron says:

    If the dog suffered from sleep apnea he wouldnt make any sounds because sleep apnea would mean he stops breathing. They can snore and do especially if they have a high pitched bark… wears out the vocal cords and causes the throat to swell

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