This is a type of fungal disease that -when seen in canines- is localized to the nasal cavities. It is causes by mold that can be found in outdoor grass clippings and other similar environments.
Other signs aside from snoring are sneezing, weakness, nasal discharge and lesions around the nose. This is treated with antifungal medication.
Dental Problems -
While you may not immediately equate snoring with tooth issues, infection of a tooth can inflame the nasal passages which can lead to snoring. Other signs may include trouble eating hard foods, swollen gums and/or bad breath
At-home dental care
that includes regular brushing of the teeth is a very important part of Poodle care. Offering healthy dental treats and having your Poodle's mouth examined at least once per year are also vital in maintaining good oral hygiene and helping to combat tooth decay, tooth loss and such serious issues as weakened jaw bones and even full-body infection.
Excess Weight -
While this breed is not known for having obesity problems, any dog can become overweight from a combination of too much food and not enough activity. Excess fat around the neck area will have an effect on a dog's tracheal rings, which in turn can cause snoring. Carrying around excess pounds can have terrible health effects and even shorten a dog's lifespan.
At-Home Ways to Help a Poodle Stop Snoring
If you have had your Poodle checked out to rule out any of the above listed possible medical issues, there are some easy steps you can take to help cut down on snoring:
1- Keep moisture in the air.
Use humidifiers throughout the house or just where you Poodle sleeps.
2- Evaluate your Poodle's sleeping area.
A different dog bed or the addition of a canine pillow can help reposition the way your dog sleeps.
3- Remove/limit possible allergens.
Dust mites can be a common cause of allergies, so be sure to clean your Poodle's bed coverings and any blankets that he/she may use. Using a HEPA certified vacuum cleaner can remove fine particles of pollen and other allergens from both flooring and the air.
If it is a matter of seasonal allergies, check your local pollen levels (via weather station reporting) to avoid walking your Poodle at times when triggers may be high.
4- Keep your Poodle at a healthy weight. Senior dogs
are most prone to weight gain since there is a slowing of the metabolism and often a decrease in activity. If you suspect that your Poodle may be too heavy, discuss this with your vet.
5- Help your Poodle avoid airborne irritants -
While the number of smokers drops each year and is currently fewer than 20% of the population, if there are any smokers in your house keep in mind that inhaling secondhand smoke will have serious effects on your Poodle. Irritation to the throat and nasal passages may cause snoring and prolonged exposure to smoke can lead to cancer. Heavy use of air freshener sprays and other airborne chemicals can also cause issues over time.