Hey...
I just wanted to ask a quick question.. Any help would be appreciated My dog Roxie sleeps with me at night, but I've noticed that when she does periodically she will shake or whine, usually both at the same time.
Now I know snoring can be normal for dogs... but is this? Should I be concerned?
Its almost like shes having a really bad dream like every night a couple times a night, because if I wake her up buy saying her name or patting her she stops.
Anyway thanks in advance
Will
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She's probably just dreaming. My dog Barney that passed away used to dream all the time. He would even move his feet like he was chasing something and bark.
Celeste
My dog also dreams a lot. She whines and moves her legs as though she were running. I make a noise or call her name to wake her up.
As does one of mine. His nose twitches, his ears twitch, and his feet make little running movements. We figure he's busy chasing wabbits.
Animals have REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, just as humans do. When your dog is whining, check her eyes - they are likely moving back and forth under the lids. And since most of human dreaming takes place during REM sleep, it's probably not too presumptuous to think that your dogs are also dreaming.
FurPaw
Hey... I just wanted to ask a quick question.. Any ... or patting her she stops. Anyway thanks in advance Will

Don't think of it as getting hot flashes.
Think of it as your inner child playing with matches.

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Hey... I just wanted to ask a quick question.. Any help would be appreciated My dog Roxie sleeps with me ... because if I wake her up buy saying her name or patting her she stops. Anyway thanks in advance Will

Most dogs dream at some point. My dog dreams almost every. If it seems like a bad dream, that is she's whining and whimpering, I'll gently say her name and wake her. If she's kicking her legs like she's running and appears to be having a good dream, I just leave her alone. - - Les
Its almost like shes having a really bad dream like every night a couple times a night, because if I wake her up buy saying her name or patting her she stops.

That's certainly what it sounds like.
I had a dog who aside from snoring laughed like a hyena in his sleep. They were actually muted little barks, which is funny in itself, because he wasn't normally a barky dog.

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I had a dog who aside from snoring laughed like a hyena in his sleep. They were actually muted little barks, which is funny in itself, because he wasn't normally a barky dog.

Khan does that too. Lets out little 'Boof's when he's sleeping. Kinda cute, like he's trying to whisper a bark.
Suja
Khan does that too. Lets out little 'Boof's when he's sleeping. Kinda cute, like he's trying to whisper a bark.

Aw! What a considerate boy, barking with his inside voice.

Harriet growls (and twitches) in her sleep. I can't truthfully say it's cute or charming, but I suppose it could be worse. As long as she doesn't shove her feet in my face, I shouldn't complain.

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My dog Yoda dreams in his sleep too. He does the usual whimpering and moving his legs. But the one thing I have never heard of any other dog do is he sucks on his tongue sometimes while he is dreaming.
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