Why Labradors Snore

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This portrait of a Labrador was painted as a 4x4in oil. He is at full attention gazing right at you. I can't wait to see how my client frames this painting. 

Did you know that Labradors snore? 

Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissues in a dog’s mouth and throat. Usually a small obstruction in the dogs airway will cause a vibration which results in the familiar snoring sounds. However there are times when the snoring needs to be checked out. For example if there is too much tissue,  or tissue that is too floppy it may cause a narrowing of the throat.

Snoring is much more common in toy breeds that have been bred to have very short muzzles (like pugs, and bulldogs) because there is not room in the dog’s mouth for all the soft tissue that lives there.

Do Obese Labradors have more Snoring Problems?

Absolutely! If you can not feel the ribs of your dog, then he or she is most likely overweight. In an overweight dog, pads of fat are deposited around the throat which interfere with the airflow.

When to See a Vet about Snoring

In most cases the snoring is harmless and nothing more than a nuisance for the pet owners. However if you notice that your dog is not sleeping well and that the snoring is out of control, then it might be a good idea for an overall check up at the vet to make sure that there are no other underlying problems. 

Well this tid bit of information came from the Labrador Site

If you would like a portrait painted of your labrador, just click above for size and price options. 

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