Can Dogs Actually Have Dreams?

Have you ever witnessed your dog sleeping and all the sudden crying out in his sleep or moving his legs as though he’s running? You may have wondered if your dog was dreaming and acting out according to his dreams. Some vets believe this is indeed possible. Dogs may not be able to verbally tell us that they had a dream or what their dream is about, but there is research that supports the idea that dogs dream. If your dog occasionally cries in his sleep, howls, or acts like he’s running then he’s most likely dreaming or at least reliving some part of his day in his mind (i.e. chasing the neighbor’s cat). If your dog constantly cries out in his sleep or appears restless each time he sleeps then there may be something wrong. You should contact your Plano, TX vet and schedule a checkup right away.


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