Why do dogs sleep so much as adults?

  1. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 4 years ago

    Why do dogs sleep so much as adults?

    Is it because they used up all of their energy as puppies?

  2. agilitymach profile image99
    agilitymachposted 4 years ago

    LOL!!!   Dogs just require more sleep to rejuvenate their bodies than humans.  The average dog sleeps 14 hours a day, however some sleep more and some sleep less.  It's important to know your dog's sleep patterns.  That way if they change due to a health issue, you will be able to identify the pattern change and notify your vet. 

    Since dogs need so much sleep, listen to the old adage and "let sleeping dogs lie." big_smile

  3. DrMark1961 profile image100
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    Actually studies at the University of Nevada Veterinary College have determined that adult dogs only sleep about 25 hours a day, which is quite a bit less than puppies.
    I woke my dog up and asked her about your question.
    "We canĀ“t switch the CD to our favorite music, surf the internet, or read our favorite book. What else is there to do? Wake me up when it is time to go for a walk."
    You know what she is doing now? Take a guess.