Do Pets Sleep Longer in Cold Winter Weather

Both dogs and cats tend to sleep more in the winter when temperatures drop outside. This is normal.


Pets sleep more in winter to conserve energy and stay warm. Their bodies work harder to maintain body heat.

Conserve Energy 

Short-haired breeds sleep more in winter. Long-haired dogs like Husky less affected by cold. Elderly pets need more sleep.


Colder weather means less outdoor activity for pets. More indoor naps and snoozing by the fire.

Less Activity

Longer winter nights mean more sleep time. Days also seem darker, promoting naps.


Puppies and kittens need more sleep in general. Senior pets tend to sleep more as they age.

Life Stage

Indoor pets sleep more at cooler household temperatures. Ensure their bedding is warm and draft-free.


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