Thanks to evolution, dogs generally have a sleep schedule that aligns with ours – or they’ll make it work! But what if your dog is pacing the floor at night instead of sleeping by your side?
They May Be Anxious
Just like with people, dogs can get anxious too. Most of the time, you can see this anxiety manifests in other ways such as chewing continuously and lots of self licking. Pacing at night, unfortunately, is also on the list of symptoms.
They’re Just Getting Old
As your dog ages, their brains will change as well. This can affect their sleep cycle, where dogs get confused over whether it’s day or night. There’s nothing wrong with this – just take care of them in their old age.
Your dog may whine and pace at night if they can’t get comfortable. This can be caused by an injury – and if it is, you can see them acting similarly in the day as well. Bring them to the vet as soon as possible!
If your dog suddenly starts pacing overnight, it’s usually a good idea to check with your vet for any underlying health issues. Better safe than sorry, after all!
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