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Sprinkles285:

I was wondering... When my dog Zara (French bulldog + Pug) is sleeping, after a while she starts to whimper and twitch. Is that something to be concerned about?

Icyhot:

Whimpering and twitching in sleep could be a sign your dog is having a metaphorical nightmare. I'm not entirely sure if animals dream, but they can have strong feelings we associate with dreams.

TogaHimiko:

@icyhot wrote:
Whimpering and twitching in sleep could be a sign your dog is having a metaphorical nightmare. I'm not entirely sure if animals dream, but they can have strong feelings we associate with dreams.
and thats tru but its nothin to be concerned about but a way u can help is to hold her and comfort her to let here now tht its not real and that ur there.

Sprinkles285:

Thank you all. My mom and I just thought that it was just her having an exciting, happy dream. Now I know how to help her. I would give you both a medal but I can only give one.

Icyhot:

@togahimiko wrote:
@icyhot wrote:
Whimpering and twitching in sleep could be a sign your dog is having a metaphorical nightmare. I'm not entirely sure if animals dream, but they can have strong feelings we associate with dreams.
and thats tru but its nothin to be concerned about but a way u can help is to hold her and comfort her to let here now tht its not real and that ur there.
but make sure you don't wake her up. Nightmares are similar to sleep walking in the sense that you could have a heart attack if you are suddenly woken up by an outside force (aka anther person or animal)

Sprinkles285:

Again. Thank you!

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