7 Common Sleep Issues To Watch For In Dogs

Pacing, whining, trouble settling may indicate inability to sleep. Try calming techniques.


 Loud snoring, gasping awake could mean obstructed airways during sleep.

 Sleep Apnea

Sudden loss of muscle tone while awake may be narcolepsy. Seek vet advice.


Fidgety motions while sleeping suggest uncomfortable sensations in limbs.

Restless Leg

Anxiety when alone can disrupt sleep. Work on independence training

Separation Anxiety

Acting out vivid dreams by barking, running or growling during REM sleep.

 REM Behavior Disorder

Trouble sleeping at normal times could indicate a need for scheduling adjustment.

Sleep Schedule Issues

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