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    Default Why has Iver started to snorting?

    Over the last few days Iver has started to snort when his asleep (not all the time) its like his finding ot hard to breath!!

    Is this a common thing or is it something I should worry about? He is 2 years old... Tula my other cav is also 2 and she has never done this!!
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    Does Iver do it when he's also excited? Scarlett also does it.I think it's normal.I think it's to do with the short muzzle in Cavaliers.It's something called reverse sneezing.Scarlett can do it after such things like after walking when her throat is dry,during play,when sleeping.She sometimes will make this "warthog" sound as I call it when drinking,again I put it down to the face shape.And a beautiful one the Cavalier's is too

    I don't know if sugestting to check out allergies in the mean time, just in case?

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    Thanks for the reply

    I would put it down to the short nose as Tula has a longer nose and she hasn't done it.. He is only doing it when his asleep!!

    Looking at Scarlett is like looking at Iver

    Thanks again. Summer.
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    It's pretty normal for the breed. Of my gang, only one never snores -- the other four do. If a dog begins to get overweight then their breathing gets more compromised and they often will start to snore more and more loudly. But as a dog matures that may also mean their final head shape means they snore as an adult when they didn't when younger. You can always raise it with your vet the next time you are in just to make sure there's not any other reasons but snoring is very common for cavaliers and other short or flat nosed breeds.
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    Thanks for the reply

    He is not snoring when his sleeping, he wakes up snorting like he can't breath through his nose it sound like a pig!!

    I will be asking the vet when we go next or if it gets worse.. I'm thinking its to do with his short nose and maybe the way he his laying (silly little ives) lol

    Summer. X
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    Oh I see what you mean. One of mine does this too -- also pretty common -- the 'cavalier snort', same cause as snoring.

    It is worth making sure there isn't a seed or bit of grass up his nose next time you visit your vet (unless it really seems to be bothering him many times a day, in which case I'd go sooner), but you will probably find this is just mild side affect of them having a shorter nose. DSome are more affected than others; very rarely it does cause more serious problems but this is pretty unlikely and you'd see lots of other issues . Excitement (eg seeing you in the morning) could certainly trigger a snorting session!
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