They need those naps and nights to stay well rested and ready to play during the day.If your dog is not getting enough sleep or suddenly changes sleeping patterns here are some of the issues he/she will be going through.
Excessive daytime napping might be a sign of narcolepsy,in which dog fall into a sudden state of deep sleep, usually involving partial or complete muscle paralysis. The muscles will become slack and the dog will appear to be in a deep sleep with rapid eye movement (REM sleep). External stimulation, like loud noise or petting, will abruptly wake up the dog.If you dog gasps for breath in between snores, get Fido to the vest ASAP as this condition can be dangerous, and is most common in flat-faced dogs.
True insomnia is rare in dogs but sleeplessness can caused by health problems such as:
A) Arthritis B) Allergies C) Kidney Issues D)Thyroid Issues
Older dogs are more likely to experience insomnia.If your dog experiences this more often than head to the vet where you can get a medication that will help Fido rest easier.
Loud Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea,which occurs when dogs temporarily stop breathing and wakes itself up. This interrupted sleep can cause extreme tiredness during the day.The condition is not dangerous and can be managed with lifestyle changes.
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