View Full Version : Bulldog Snoring Problem - suggestions?

03-21-2001, 02:48 PM
I own an old english bulldog who has the worst problem of snoring so loud the house shakes...do any of you have suggestions for possible remedies/treatments for this problem?


03-21-2001, 06:55 PM
First, I have no remedy, but I laughed when I read your post, because I have a Pug. This little fellow can really snore. It's a common problem with Pugs. It doesn't really bother me, I can sleep standing up. I hope you find a solution http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

03-21-2001, 09:24 PM
My remedy? Think of it as a lullaby, the contented snores of a sleeping baby. Bulldogs and other push-face breeds, like Genia's pug, almost always snore! In fact, some dogs snore even with big proper muzzles. I remember many a Sunday afternoon, walking into the living room with two adults and one St. Bernard all snoring away! Seriously, if you've had him checked by the vet, and there's nothing extra wrong with his breathing in general, ear plugs and a sense of humor might be your best bet.

From the "Wonderful World of Bulldogs" comes a list called "Chances are you own a Bulldog if ..."

1.Your dog snores louder than your mother-in law.
2.Your dog is in bed more than you are.
7.When you are away, you can't sleep because there is no snoring in the room.
8.You put a Mack Truck bulldog on the front of your lawn mower.

Two of ten items on the list mention snoring!

03-21-2001, 11:07 PM
I've only known one English Bulldog in my lifetime....wishing for one more, at least. But one of the most memorable things about him was his snoring...forget the gas that he passed (a lot). I think with their "smushed" noses, this is just part of the breed. Sorry I don't have better news, but perhaps you should buy some earplugs. They sell them at CVS. Just love on you precious baby. Good luck with the sleep. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

03-22-2001, 07:11 AM
My advise is to get a good pair of earplugs http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif I also own a pug and the snoring comes with the territory. I can't sleep with my pug, Cassie, I am a light sleeper, and so my way of dealing with the excessive snoring is to not let her sleep with me. I give her snuggle time in the bed in the morning but not letting her sleep in the bed with me is my way of dealing with the snoring.

03-22-2001, 11:36 AM
That is just too funny. Reminds me of my grandpa! He snored to loud that grandma used to make him sleep on the couch, bless them.
Anyhow, Karen and Logan are right in that squashed-face dogs tend to have nasal problems, and of course this leads to snoring. Bless their hearts! Unfortunately, I don't have a good solution except for the ones mentioned above...a good set of ear plugs and a sense of humor! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
Logan, you mentioned the gas passing. I had to chuckle about that, because is that a squashed face dog trait too?? A friend of ours has a boxer with the worst gas ever. One night we were sitting in his living room, the dog was snoring away, then we heard some other noises...and were gassed out of the room! We were lauging so hard about the situation, and that dog just slept on...

03-22-2001, 05:33 PM
Please! Don't get me started talking about Bandit and passing gas. Awful smells come out of that little body. It was very cold one day and we were on our way to see my parents. Jeffrey and Bandit were in the back seat. I had the heater on, back windows down slighlty. All of a sudden there was this AWFUL smell! Poor Jeffrey started whining and I had to pull the car over! Down came the windows. My daughter and I were laughing and gagging! What was so hilarious was that Bandit was sitting in his seat looking at us as if to say "Wha'd I do?"

03-23-2001, 01:06 PM
Genia, your post made me laugh. It was nice to get a chuckle this Friday morning http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif It is amazing how something so small can create a smell so foul!! My cats are the same way!! LOL

03-23-2001, 04:25 PM
Very funny!
On a serious note try giving enzyme supplements and charcaol biscuits to eliminate the pungent odours given off. Make sure the dog is on an easily digestable diet too. It will make life more pleasant for you both!!
Brachycephalic breeds have been bred, in some cases, to the point of breathing problems being something you take on with the dog. I find this incredibly sad, but it is a fact with some breeds. If snoring is the only problem with your dog's breathing then try to see the funny side and thank your lucky stars that is all that you have to worry about.
Good luck with the "other" problem - I know you can only blame it on the dog so many times before people stop believing you!!!!

Daisy's Mom
03-24-2001, 10:43 AM
LOL Carrie! My little sister blames Daisy all the time for her flatulence issue! We don't fall for it anymore. Daisy's smell is quite recognizeable... its non-human. As for snoring, she does do this on occasion but it doesn't really bother me. I think it's cute. This quite an interesting read! Almost turning into a Frito Feet conversation http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

03-24-2001, 06:10 PM
I have caught my husband out TOOO many times with this!!! We are driving along, chatting happily, when this smell, best left to the imagination than me describing it - believe me!- invades the car. I try to be subtle and open a window and he instantly goes, " Paddy!! What on Earth did you feed HIM last night!!!???"
All I have to say is, "I knew I forgot something!" for him to realise the dog is not even in the car!

03-24-2001, 09:32 PM
Carrie, that's too funny! LOL http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif We all know it's Bandit. The smell is inhuman! Poor Bandit, sometimes I look at him and think: short, stout, snores loudly, passes gas, he's just a typical guy http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif Just kidding, all you handsome fellas out there!

03-25-2001, 07:47 PM
There have been times that Shai has passed such foul gas that I have actually looked for a pile or even lifted her tail!!!
I took away her Puperoni treats and she rarely passes it now!!!

03-25-2001, 10:58 PM
Staci, You actually lifted her tail? That's hilarious! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

I feed Bandit and Jeffrey Iams dry and once a day mix either Iams or Alpo lamb and rice canned. The only treat they get is Iams. Jeffrey doesn't have a problem but poor Bandit! Carrie mentioned charcoal biscuits. I know she lives in the UK, does anyone stateside know of a brand such as this? We all were on the couch watching TV tonight and "Thar he blows!" It's funny but I really could do without.

03-26-2001, 06:11 AM

I give my dogs this product called "prozyme" which is a plant based enzyme that is proven to not only help with absorbing nutrients from food, but it's supposed to help with much more, including flatulance(sp?)...I have not smelled a dog fart since they have been on the stuff. Might be worth thinking about. It's just this powder stuff that you sprinkle over their food and it works great. If you do a search for "prozyme dog" on your browser you can read more about it and compare prices. I buy the large container (I think 454) and it's around $30 with shipping...and lasts 4-5 months.

03-26-2001, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Genia:
[B]Carrie mentioned charcoal biscuits. I know she lives in the UK, does anyone stateside know of a brand such as this? B]

I thought I remembered Liver Snaps coming in the charcoal variety, but don't think I've seen them in awhile. I looked in the Drs. Fosters and Smith catalog and they didn't have any charcoal variety treats either. What they did have is a project called CurTail, a liquid which you add a few drops to your pets food and it is supposed to help digestion and thereby relieve the excess gas. For pets less than 15 lbs to use 4-6 drops per feeding. Bottle which would last for 75 feedings at that rate of consumption costs 9.49 plus shipping & handling which is 6.99. Prozyme sounds like it might be a better deal.

03-26-2001, 12:04 PM
Yes, Genia I actually lifted her tail! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
"Old Mother Hubbard" dog treats has a charcoal variety. I would go to the local pet store and ask. I know Pet Supplies Plus has a charcoal they sell in bulk, they are very large biscuits that when I give them to Shai I break them apart.

03-26-2001, 01:46 PM
LOL http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif
This is just too funny. There is something to be said about animal gas. Genia, you crack me up!! I think it IS a guy thing! Carrie, your husband sounds like mine. I tell you what...talk about a "mad a gas car gasser", so to speak!!! LOL http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif He just smiles as I'm hanging my head out the window for a breath of fresh air! Although, I've noticed our cats can be awfully smelly! I told my husband that he's being a bad influence on our boys.....

03-26-2001, 03:24 PM
I think it's fun how we can change the topic so completely, in this case from one end of the dog to the other!

Jamaican 17
04-02-2001, 08:00 PM
I know that Boxers have a problem in their respiratory track that can cause them to snore, but I have never heard anything about this in Bulldogs! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/frown.gif I hope you can find soem good help!!!

05-01-2001, 08:00 PM
My pug snores so loud that it used to wake me up.
Then I bought earplugs, and it hasn't happened since! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

05-01-2001, 08:05 PM
Somehow I missed this original topic when it was started way back when. I just read everyone's posts now and am laughing out loud. You people crack me up!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif Yes, the poor dogs (and cats) of the world often get blamed for the humans' deeds!!

Actually back to the original topic...I have a husband who snores like a bulldog and yes I am open to any and all suggestions! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by Pam (edited May 01, 2001).]