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Why does my dog dream so much?

asked 2017-01-13 14:55:04 -0500

I think my dog dreams every time he sleeps and I'm not sure if I should wake him up when that is happening. What should I do?

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It's been said, young pups and elderly dogs dream the most. Maybe it's the newness of life and it's memories that are most interesting!

Jenny C.'s profile image Jenny C.  ( 2017-02-23 15:53:23 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-02-23 15:37:56 -0500

Dogs, like people, can have seizures. They also can dream. It’s important for owners to distinguish between seizures and the twitching that commonly occurs when dogs are dreaming. There are some characteristic traits associated with seizures and dreaming that can help differentiate between these two conditions.

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answered 2017-02-23 13:29:54 -0500

I've also read a study about dogs often dreaming of their humans! However, if your dog kicks A LOT and causes himself to fall off the bed or harm himself in some other way, it's best to see your vet because there could be an underlying neurological issue. But otherwise, he should be fine!

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answered 2017-02-23 13:27:47 -0500

Dogs dream as often as humans. Don't wake him just like you would want to sleep through your dream! He could be running through fields, chasing cats or rabbits. It's not known if dogs have nightmares or not but dreams are ultimately harmless.

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answered 2017-02-23 15:14:58 -0500

Dogs dream just like humans and since they have more sleep time than humans, they dream more.

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