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Why does my dog have harsh breathing when she’s asleep?

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Why does my dog have harsh breathing when she’s asleep?
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Sounds like this. She’s been doing it since I’ve had her which is 3 years https://youtu.be/46lK5VP2lpY
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Thank you for the YouTube file. The sound is that of a mild stridor which is described as a high-pitched sound causd by disrupted airflow. The larynx or trachea are sites most incriminated in disrupting the airflow. If you're not hearing this while she's awake, tissues in either area have relaxed during sleep and are extending into the lumen of these structures. This would be considered a benign condition unless it occurred while awake and affected her quality of life. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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