The pet has a temporary loss of nerve and muscle control. When it appears as if pets are sleeping with the eyes open, it is no cause for alarm. While most humans close their eyes while sleeping, not all dogs and cats do. Although some breeds of dogs and cats are more prone to sleep with their eyes open, it is not uncommon for any breed to sleep this way. In most cases, this is a defense mechanism that pets retained from their wild ancestors.
Causes of Sleeping With The Eyes Open
It is normal for many dogs to sleep with their eyes open. However, talk to your veterinarian if you notice your pet sleeps with open eyes.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.