Why is my puppy breathing so fast when asleep?

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Key takeaways There are numerous reasons why your puppy could be breathing fast while sleeping, in most cases, it’s simply a normal sign of REM sleep. Puppies tend to take in more breaths per minute than adult dogs. The average resting breathing rate for puppies is between 15 to 40 breaths per minute. Contact a … Read more

Why do puppies bark in their sleep?

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Key takeaways Dogs bark or make other vocalizations during sleep when they dream, so it’s completely normal behavior. Barking alongside twitching and other movements during a nap is associated with dreams, which occur most often during REM sleep. Many dogs try to act out their dreams, and that’s why they usually bark, run or twitch … Read more

Why Do Puppies Twitch In Their Sleep?

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Key takeaways Light twitching is commonly a sign that your puppy is growing. Many dogs shake or jolt slightly in their sleep, especially during the REM stage. Twitching is also more common in puppies as they are still growing! Watch for signs of seizure. Twitching that is particularly violent and followed by symptoms like stiff … Read more

How to help your puppy sleep through the night

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Surviving your puppy’s first night – What to expect What to expect from your puppy’s first night – Key takeaways The first few nights will likely be the most difficult. A new environment will be scary and stressful for your pup, especially as they don’t have their mother for comfort. Expect your puppy to cry … Read more

How Much Do Puppies Sleep?

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Key takeaways Most puppies sleep between 18 to 20 hours a day.   Puppies need to sleep most of the day while they’re growing as it’s crucial for the healthy development of their brain, muscles, and immune system. To promote sleep, keep your puppy on a sleep schedule. In this article How much do puppies … Read more

Should you let your puppy sleep in your bed?

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Should you let your puppy sleep in your bed? A common decision by many dog owners is to start their pup sleeping in its own crate, providing them with a safe area and giving the owner the option to let them in the bed later once they have been toilet and crate trained. However, there … Read more

Should puppies have water at night?

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Should puppies have water at night? Key takeaways Puppies should have water at night and at all other times. Restricting water, while advised by some, carries real risks.   It’s advised you leave water in your puppy’s crate overnight. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals backs the UK’s ‘Five freedoms of … Read more

Do Puppies Dream?

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In this article Do puppies dream? Yes! Puppies do dream – they even dream of normal experiences from day-to-day life, just like humans.   In fact, dogs dream similarly to humans, which means they think of everyday experiences and replay things that have happened to them during the day while they are asleep. How do … Read more