Excessive Sleeping

Sleeping more often than usual or for long periods of time. Cats and dogs are genetically designed to sleep a lot, they tend to take short naps, and be active in between. If your pet is sleeping usually often (and long) it might be a sign of depression or a medical condition, in which case it is advised to consult a veterinarian.

Excessive Sleeping

How to Recognize

If your pet sleeps more often or for longer periods than usual, it may be a sign of an underlying issue. Your pet may also show a decreased interest in activity or appear tired and weak.

Causes

Excessive sleeping may mean your pet is depressed, or it can be a sign of a medical issue such as hypothyroidism, Heartworms, parvovirus, distemper, Kennel cough, Diabetes, heart disease, or liver disease.

Diagnosis

Excessive sleeping can be a sign of a behavioral or medical issue. It is important to seek veterinary care if your pet is sleeping more than usual.

Treatments

Medication can also cause excessive sleeping in animals, so be wary of any medications prescribed to your pet if they are already sleeping more than usual.

Excessive Sleeping Affects

  • Dogs
  • Cats

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