Today’s bulldogs have roots as far back as 1500
But the breed as we know it didn’t really come to be until the old English bulldog was interbred with the pug.
Considered one of the national animals of Britain, bulldogs of the past were bred and used for the sport of bull-baiting.
Rather than taking down bulls, today’s bulldogs thrive on attention and are quite loving, but look at her little face. Bulldogs are also in the habit of snoring loudly, drooling, and farting.
There are several factors that contribute to the cause of snoring in the Bulldog.
Some common factors include weight gain, obesity, allergies, and disease. Some of these problems can be controlled, while others cannot. For example, excessive weight gain is often the result of poor dieting and/or eating too much fatty or sugary foodstuff.
If you suspect that your Bulldog is suffering from this problem, then you need to start working with your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Some of the other causes of snoring in the Bulldog include the disease known as Brachycephalic Syndrome or Brachycephaly. This disease is caused by an abnormal growth of the cerebellum or brain in the Bulldog, which causes its head to be very large and floppy.
The condition also known as “floppy heads” in the medical community, is the most common cause of “head to tail” or “tired” in Bulldog breed dogs. On the flip side, the top Drooling breed of dog, the English Bulldog, is one of the few dogs that suffer from brachycephaly. However, it shows some signs of good health, like muscular body structure.
If your pet is suffering from a snoring problem caused by excessive fat accumulation in the body, then the first thing you should do is to bring your bulldog to a veterinarian and have it undergo a physical examination.
The veterinarian will check for the following conditions:
- Excessive swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck
- Excess mucus production in the lungs
- breathing obstruction, and excessive airway restriction
Remember, if your bulldog has one or more of these conditions, then it may be a case of having too much oxygen in the body, resulting in snoring. It is best to consult your veterinarian right away if you notice any symptoms of these conditions.