My dog is breathing funny when feeding her puppies. It sounds like she is snoring, but it also seems like she can’t breathe. Is this normal?

Answer

I find this to be odd behavior. If she breathes this way only while nursing, perhaps she has some discomfort. Maybe the puppies' nails are hurting her, or she has an inflamed nipple. A vet visit may be insightful. If you notice this breathing at other times, it may be worth having her checked out by a vet in case something is affecting her nasal passages.

Updated on April 4, 2018

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