Snoring isn't just for humans. Dogs and cats can snore, too. And the reasons may sound surprisingly familiar, if you've ever discussed your own snoring with a doctor.
Whether you're talking about pets or people, snoring occurs when the upper airway is narrowed for some reason. The issue is more noticeable during sleep, because muscles in the roof of the mouth, tongue, and throat relax then. This allows tissues in the narrowed area to strike each other and vibrate as air squeezes through. And that's what creates the log-sawing sound.
Here are three things that may contribute to the racket made by your snoozing pet.