why does my 8 week old staffordshire bull terrier puppy breath heavily while he is sleeping?
is this normal?
Most puppies breathe quickly and/or heavily when sleeping. They can even be a bit erratic, almost holding their breath at times.
This is perfectly normal and generally nothing to worry about. Puppies also often whine, cry, 'bark' or twitch/move about when sleeping - also normal.
However if your pup seems sick in any way or has irregular breathing when awake, then a visit to your vet is in order.
Hope this helps. Best of luck with your puppy.
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