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What does it mean when your dog is asleep and she starts twitching?

her eyes, her paws and part of her nose starts twitching it freaks me out I always just wake her up so she can stop. what does this mean?

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Shes dreaming probably walking around sniffing something in her dream

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She's dreaming :)

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Don't wake her up, she is just dreaming! Some dogs tend to make more movement in their sleep than others, but I've seen all of them do that.

Remember that humans move in their sleep as well, maybe not as much as dogs, but we still do :)
~Ninja Jackie-san

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Haha must of been picture my political pic
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still can't see it lol
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My puppys doing that right now. She's just having a dream. Don't wake her up unless hes like crying in her sleep or she looks like she's having a seizure then she might be having a nightmare. But if shes not just let her sleep its nothing to worry about.

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Ya she looks like she's having a seizure and sometimes she whimpers so that's why I wake her up.
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If its a wimper its ok. Shes fine i'm talking about crying like in horror because shes scared.
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Bad dreams

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dprojas

she is having a dream that's for sure

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candybar

My Great Dane does that a lot! She once started running in her sleep, woke up and ran right into a wall! What a goof!

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Contrary to popular belief, your pet is not just dreaming, it is actually a [very common] sleeping disorder. Whether we're talking about dogs or humans or cats, when sleeping, the body should be entirely at rest, not twitching or moving. The good part is, it's highly unlikely this sleeping disorder is ever going to be problematic enough to warrant medications and/or other medical treatment. When my pup is spazzing in his sleep I normally don't wake him unless the spasms are entirely out of control. Sometimes he wakes me at night because he's shaking the bed so crazily. And ohhhh my Lord---the noises he makes! LOL It cracks me up!

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it could possibly have a bad dream or something with its nervous system? try talking to a veterinarian and see if it could be a big deal.

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She's having a dream and your not supposed to wake her...dogs can't rationalize like humans do..they don't rationalize at all so that means she prob doesn't know she is dreaming..therefore, if she is fighting another dog or chasing a cat in her dream and you touch her ..ya might get bit by accident !!

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Mr_FadedGlory

It's dreaming of a world where cats and dogs are living together

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yes very common my lab been doing that since she was a pup but believe me the older they get the worst the twitching shaking

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Don't wake her up!!!!!! It's a dream, you ruined it! Right when she was about to bite the bone..........

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dreaming for sure

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Dreaming. My doggy does that too! Except he will start to bark.

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