What is sleep apnea in dogs?
Like humans, dogs can also have sleep apnea, a condition in which they stop breathing during the night.
They may wake up from this choking and gasping for air as they struggle to breath, which is very disruptive to their sleep and scary for them.
It can cause sudden death if not treated properly. Signs of sleep apnea include stopping breathing during sleep, snoring loudly, having trouble staying asleep, and grumpiness.