Dog Snoring

by April devost
(London Ontario)

My Jack Russell Terrier is 15 and now snores when he is awake.I know he is old but how serious is this? I can't have my baby suffer.

Veterinarian Suggestion on Dog Snoring

Hello April,

Snoring, particularly when a dog is awake, can be a sign of a serious problem. In older dogs, I worry most about cancer and neurologic problems. Without a diagnosis, your dog’s condition could worsen to the point where he is not able to take in the amount of air that he needs, which is truly a terrifying sensation.

Your best option is to make an appointment with your veterinarian. He or she can give you a lot of information simply by determining whether air is flowing from both nostrils normally and by examining your dog’s mouth, pharynx, and throat. Do not let concerns that your veterinarian might give you bad news stop you from scheduling an exam. You need information to care for your dog in the best manner possible, and remember, the vet might give you good news too!

Best of luck,

Jennifer Coates, DVM

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Apr 30, 2013
Dog snoring
by: April

Awee so sweet my Russell is almost 16 and seems really fit other than the snoring at times and hearing and vision,I still forget at times his age. I'm not prepared to loose him. And it is a constant worry for me. I am not sure how I'm going to be able to deal with his passing .

Apr 30, 2013
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by: Eva Haberlova

Your dog snoring. That is normal. She is old and calm. You are a good carrier . Don't go at Vet. My JRT passed away when was 14. I paid a lot for the Veterinary care, $500 for nothing. After one week my dog died my home. I am not trust Veterinarian.

Is there one good Veterinarian in Benfield clinic somewhere?? I found one. Now I have a 2 year old JRT. I went to Benfield clinic, I paid the right price. God bless your JRT.

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