How To Keep Your Dog Awake During The Day, Even If It'S Just For A Few Hours At A Time (Or Even A Few Hours At A Time)
Many dogs sleep an average of 11 hours in a 24-hour cycle. Changes in sleeping patterns can be a result of aging or disease. Here's how to encourage activity in your dog to keep them up during the day, plus how to know when to seek help. Puppies and older dogs will likely spend more time asleep. Overweight and sick dogs may also sleep more than healthy dogs. Stress and separation anxiety can also manifest in extra daytime snoozing. It's best to talk to your vet when you have these concerns :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/Why-dogs-sleep-so- much-4298938-01-aac2c8b2bd2e4dc0926575ceac2b383a. jpg)Drowsy dogs may be suffering from an ache or pain, endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism or hyperadrenocorticism, anxiety, or many other serious illnesses. You should try to keep track of your dog ’s sleep patterns and other symptoms.
Make sure she is at a healthy weight and that she has enough to do during her day. . . .