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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-06-2009, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

Jerzey is laying right next to me and she keeps twitching in her sleep. Is this common? Now, I may be over reacting in my sudden need to know if this is "normal" because Jerz just had her first raw meal today so the smallest things seem like they're a sign of a serious problem/complication, haha. I'm a bit paranoid but, hey, feeding raw meat and bone for the first time can be nerve-racking!

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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

mine are twitching right now, it's called dreaming

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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

Only an ear twitching that's not much of a dream! - wait until the legs are running & the little excited yips
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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

Totally normal. Sometimes Ginger would twitch so much she'd wake me up when she was lying next to me! In fact Bianca just startled me a little while ago, she was sleeping and suddenly kicked her leg back hard, scraping the floor loudly.
My terrier Pooch used to jerk around a lot in his sleep, and when he was sleeping his tongue always hung out (did not fit in his mouth when he was relaxed) and then sometimes he'd sleep with his eyes open. Talk about nerve-wracking, imagine looking over and your dog has his eyes open and moving (REM sleep=rapid eye movement!), tongue hanging out and twitching like crazy! The first time I saw that I freaked out, woke him up and he looked at me like "what do YOU want? I'm trying to sleep here!"
Sometimes dogs will whine or even bark (usually muffled as their mouths are closed) in their sleep too.


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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

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Originally Posted By: AltoOnly an ear twitching that's not much of a dream! - wait until the legs are running & the little excited yips
who said just an ear?

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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

LOL mine does. I always wonder what she's dreaming about.

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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

Shadow does it almost ALL the time. She "runs" and "huffs" kind of like a bark but not. Nothing like the internet dog that "sleepwalks" though. I tease her its no wonder she has a touch of arthritis on those back legs they are in constant motion.

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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

I had a Malamute who used to growl in her sleep. Loudly. And frequently. I always wondered who or what she was upset with!
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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

Brady does too. The other night he was yipping in his sleep when I looked at him his back legs were going a mile a minute
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Re: Does your dog twitch in its sleep?

yepp totally normal riley used to do it a lot more when she was younger but she still does- feet go crazy and sometimes she wakes herself up with a yelp or bark!

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