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Why do Pugs Snore?

Why do Pugs Snore?

Pugs are one breed of dogs that are typically described as wrinkly, short-muzzled face, and curled tail. The breed has a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colors, and a compact square body with well-developed muscle. Most pugs are brown in color with black noses while others obtain an entirely black color. Pugs particularly possess a character of will and are known to be rarely aggressive compared to other dogs. Other times, they can be quiet and passive and in other instances, they can be vivacious and teasing depending on their owner’s mood. One major fallback that pugs posses is their high susceptibility in acquiring diseases. Thus, they must be equally attended to and vitally nourished.

One of the most interesting behaviors that pugs exude, regardless of their breed, is their snore. Pugs snore primarily because of their short face. Because of the anatomical structure of the face that pugs have, the passage of air is evidently proximal to the ears and the esophagus, contributing to inadequate distribution of air.

More so, the small muzzles that they have, along with their flat noses, deviate the passage of air as it clings to the mucus seen within the nose passages. This natural physical feature requires pugs to exert more effort in breathing and in maximizing the capacity of their nostrils to accumulate adequate amount of air.

Another reason for pugs to snore is because of the fact that most pugs are obviously overweight or in a state of obesity. Many studies have already proven that excess in weight causes obstruction in the passage of air, which can be manifested by snoring.

It is not new therefore, that pugs snore from time to time, especially when they are lying flat on the sleeping in depth.

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