Sleeping all the time

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:53 pm

How old is she?

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby FBODGRL » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:11 pm

Do you do any activities with her?

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby FBODGRL » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:16 pm

She's a puppy...they pretty much eat, sleep and poop lol

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby lilangel » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:33 pm

Do you smoke a lot of weed? 8)

What do you feed her?

Does she seem otherwise healthy?

Have you checked her for ticks?

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:49 pm

FBODGRL wrote:She's a puppy...they pretty much eat, sleep and poop lol

The one I fostered must of been ill....It was eat, maul me to death and torture everything in the house, sleep for 20 minutes, poop, repeat.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby FransterDoo » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:33 pm

FBODGRL wrote:She's a puppy...they pretty much eat, sleep and poop lol



At 5 months I'd want to see the puppy have more long-lasting energy. Not necessarily keeping up with the adult dogs all the time, but not the zoom/sleep of baby puppies.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby FBODGRL » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:40 pm

She did say she is walking, playing fetch, etc.

It's been quite a few years since I had a puppy. My recent "young" adoptee was a kitten lol

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby starrlamia » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:43 pm

MollieMoo1 wrote:She can get very hyper. It just worries me because she should be out of the sleepy puppy stage by now. Should I be worried about her snoring??

i wouldnt worry about snoring, both my guys do it lol
it really depends on how long the walks and play time are. my dogs are very adaptable. if we go for a nice long walk they will come home and sleep most of the day, however if i decide to watch tv they usually curl up and sleep or chew.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby lilangel » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:38 pm

A 5 month old puppy should be a hell on wheels nutjob. What does your vet say?

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby Sarah » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:48 pm

The amount of sleeping does sound excessive. I would be concerned about it. I will say, she could be eating a healthier diet, but I wouldn't think it would make that big a difference. How thoroughly has she been checked by the vet?

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby BrokenAquarian » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:48 am

Vets usually aren't the ones to ask about food brands - they're usually on the lower end of the quality scale. It's strange, but just like human doctors, they aren't very educated on nutrition.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby lilangel » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:49 pm

She may be fine. It is not very reliable getting opinions on how your pup is acting from a brief internet description. Hyper for most people may be low energy for me, poor house manners may be fine for someone and unthinkable for someone else. Your puppy should be pretty energetic at this age, but pups do sleep a lot and then explode with energy, sleep more then run around then sleep. You get the picture. If the bloodwork is normal, the puppy has an appetite, no parasites, no other signs of distress then she's probably fine. Enjoy the peace and quiet. You may just be lucky and have a really chilled out dog.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby SnowKoi2010 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:54 pm

Snow was never a real high energy dog. Keep in mind though, Dogs also sleep A LOT. If she falls asleep while you are playing with her then I would be worried. Try playing and walking her after meals and working with her. don't let her go straight to sleep. IF the issue starts to show that she falls asleep during play time then I would consult a vet.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby highflyergirl19 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:50 pm

Ajax is four months old and he only takes a short, one hour, nap around noon and then a two to three hour nap in the evening before sleeping all night. He gets a thirty to forty-five minute walk in the morning and fifteen minute walk at night. The rest of the time he's got the voomies or he sits down and chews something!

It seems like your puppy shouldn't be sleeping that much. I have no clue as to what might be causing it, but it does seem excessive.

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Re: Sleeping all the time

Postby Sarah » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:19 am

When I worked for a vet, many years ago now, we had a client who had a Golden Retriever puppy. She insisted something was wrong with the pup. The vets couldn't find anything, everything checked out fine. Finally (and I don't know how many visits it was), they discovered that the puppy had a diaphragmatic hernia. They were able to repair it, and he grew into a normal, healthy dog. But what I learned from that is to not discount it if the owner thinks there is something wrong with their dog.


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