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Puppy twitching in sleep

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by EmsBuddy, May 11, 2010.


  1. EmsBuddy

    EmsBuddy PetForums Member

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    Buddy frightened the life out of yesterday.

    I was watching his sleep, then all of a sudden he started twitching, it looked like he was having a fit, i shouted him and he woke up.

    Now he only does it when it looks like he is in a deep sleep, his eyes roll and his mouth twitches, his body looks like its gonna take off, sometimes cries.

    Should i be worried? I mentioned it too the vet but she just said keep an eye on it. Its really scary!!

    Does this sound like he has epilespy? He doesn't foam at the mouth and when you shout him he wakes up the second shout of his name.

    Am i just over-reacting? I worry about him as he is still a baby at 8 weeks old.

    Thanks Emma x
     
  2. Tanya1989

    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    All puppies twitch in their sleep. Its a sign of a healthy puppy. A poorly one doesn't twitch. Some twitch more so than others. McCartney looks like he's fitting whereas Lennon only twitches his toes. Lennon howls in his sleep and McCartney growls and grunts. Don't worry about it. Perfectly normal
     
  3. EmsBuddy

    EmsBuddy PetForums Member

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    Ohh thank you very much Tanya, its frightening to watch at first as i just dont know what he was doing or if anything was wrong with him.

    I guess i am just the over-protective mother :)

    Thank you xx
     
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    He's dreaming:D
     
  5. Emma Kuma

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    Hey EmsBuddy :thumbup:

    Please dont worry its a good thing your pup is twitching, my little Kuma snores and twitches, even runs whilst lying on her side lol, they are simply having little puppy dreams!

    xx
     
  6. Tanya1989

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    No problem. It can be scary if you didn't know about it before hand. Its very normal though so don't worry yourself.

    We laugh at ours... they are such funny critters :thumbup:
     
  7. EmsBuddy

    EmsBuddy PetForums Member

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    Thank you x

    Im sure i'll get used to his little dreams :eek:

    x
     
  8. Olly's Mum

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    Aw i love watching my babies dream! Olly's a howler and runner and teddy cries. Have you had the puppy hiccups yet? :D
     
  9. Zippstar

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    Heh.....Sparky sleep trots and all sorts......sometimes when he's in a really deep sleep and he gets woken up, i'm sure he sleepwalks to his bed!:D
     
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    He's dreaming don't worry about it. It still scares me when Buster does it but it's normal
     
  11. Snoringbear

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    If it was epilepsy he would not have responded to you.
     
  12. LucyJ

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    My oldest dog,who is really getting on a bit still does it, I think he's dreaming about chasing cats etc.:)
     
  13. Zippstar

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    Do you find that as he gets older his dreams have become more vocal? Ben didn't really used to be a noisy sleeper but now he's getting older (he's 8) he yelps and whimpers in his sleep a lot more (and also barks and grumbles more in general)
     
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    :lol::lol:pMSL:lol::lol: Never seen sleep walking so intense! Haha, great find :thumbup: x
     
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    Holly snores! And she sometimes runs in her sleep also!! Mad...
     
  17. EmsBuddy

    EmsBuddy PetForums Member

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    Thanks very much, im very reassured x
     
  18. LucyJ

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    Yes, I do think that his dreams must get more interesting, all my dogs have done this, so assume it's normal!
     
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