Why do dogs wheeze? I can see it with smash-faced muzzles, but my long-snouted dogs…

Why do dogs wheeze? I can see it with smash-faced muzzles, but my long-snouted dogs often do. Is it more common with smaller dogs? A congenital condition from mixed breeding?

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I would worry about heart problems or weight issues. What breed(s) are they? Are they fit?

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Does your vet say your dogs are fit? “Fit” in this case means well muscled, with a visible tuck at the waist. You should be able to see the hint of the last rib. Wheezing is not normal, and something I would absolutely bring up with my vet.

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I agree with Laura…. unfortunately, what we pet parents assume as”fit” isn’t the ideal level. I would talk to my vet. Explain the weezing. Ha e them do a thorough exam and then take things from there. Best of luck??