Is My Dog Having A Good Night's Sleep?

Is My Dog Having A Good Night's Sleep?

Do you think your pup has enough sleep? You can’t know for sure what your dogs get up to while you’re fast asleep yourself, so how do you know that your pup sleeps well?

It’s important to know this, as sleep gives the body time to rest and regenerate and is highly important for health. Here are a few signs to look out for that your pup does not get enough sleep.

1. Excessive napping

A pup who doesn’t get enough sleep will take a lot of naps during the day, sometimes to the point that they never seen to be awake. They may also be difficult to wake up while napping.

2. Falling asleep suddenly

Narcolepsy is a condition that results in overwhelming sleepiness, and can cause pups to fall asleep randomly in the middle of an activity. This can even be a genetic disease, and sometimes can be a symptom of a tumor.

3. Lack of interest

If your pup doesn’t seem to be into doing anything they usually like or acts a lot less playful than usual, then they could be suffering from exhaustion.

4. Overreactions and underreactions

Fatigue can cause a pup to respond very strongly to his senses, so even small noises can result in a lot of barking, or they might become very annoyed at visitors. On the flip side, fatigue can also make a pup not respond to stimuli at all and he could sleep through even the loudest sounds.

An occasional period of exhaustion following a late night or a long day is perfectly understandable, but a constant lack of sleep could be a sign of serious illness. If your pup doesn’t seem to be getting enough sleep, bring them to a vet for a checkup. Do like and share this information if you found it useful!

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