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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-14-2007, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Roaming around at night

For those of you who don't use the crate at night - does your dog stay on the bed or roam around? Gryff was fine all night staying put on the bed until the day we brought him home from his neutering. Now he jumps off the bed around 11:00 and goes into my office and lays down there. I will get out of bed and go fetch him, but he will simply leave again. Ususally if I wake up around 2:00 in the morning I will bring him back and he will stay until morning.

I had dogs growing up and they went wherever they wanted to at night. I'm just not used to Gryff not being in the bed with us and I wonder if the neutering has changed him or if this was inevitable. Since he's not 100% housebroken yet, I worry about him roaming the house at night.

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I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it continues for a few weeks after neutering. He *may* feel a little "off" or pain, or hot/cold from the pain medication. Is the room he's going into cooler or warmer by chance?

Gucci is 9 months and has never slept anywhere but the bed, except for a few times I have slept downstairs on the couch w/ my son after his surgeries. She'll sleep wherever I sleep.

I put a pad in the bathroom at night just incase she doesn't wake me up, but 80% of the time, the only reason she gets up at night is because I wake up all the time for water or to go to the bathroom and she'll follow me so I just take her out incase.

Poor Gryff is just probably having a hard time getting comfortable I bet he'll be back to himself in a few days.

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I don't really think so. I seems completely normal and has since the day I brought him home. He hasn't acted like he has any pain whatsover and is running all over the place. I'm not worried about it, I am just curious.

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Maybe the hard floor feels better? He still may have a wee bit of pain, especially if he's playing alot during the day. You know how it is, when you are sick or whatever...it always seems to be worse at night? Atleast it is for me.

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Maybe the hard floor feels better? He still may have a wee bit of pain, especially if he's playing alot during the day. You know how it is, when you are sick or whatever...it always seems to be worse at night? Atleast it is for me.

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A dentist told my husband last week that pain is stronger at night and neither of us can remember the reason he gave for it.
Our dogs sleep in bed with us and I always have the bedroom door shut. They're too comfortable on our pillows to get off the bed. I got up and went to the bathroom last night and Ellie took over my whole pillow so I just laid my head on her. Darned if she didn't stay in the same place! I thought she'd move with the weight of my head but I guess she was too comfortable.

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A dentist told my husband last week that pain is stronger at night and neither of us can remember the reason he gave for it.
Our dogs sleep in bed with us and I always have the bedroom door shut. They're too comfortable on our pillows to get off the bed. I got up and went to the bathroom last night and Ellie took over my whole pillow so I just laid my head on her. Darned if she didn't stay in the same place! I thought she'd move with the weight of my head but I guess she was too comfortable.
Yeah..what's up with that? 90% of the time, Gucci will follow me if I wake up, but if I get up say, before midnight...she will just climb on my darned pillow or spot. *sigh* She does this to my hubby, too. She must think our spots are better than hers! lol

I do believe pain is worse at night! It always has been for me and my issues, but even when I have a cold or other issue, ear infection, etc. I ALWAYS feel the crappiest at night.

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Dora is about 90% on the bed, she does sometimes get off the bed and lay on the floor. We have a new bed out here so she can do that easily... it is one of those platform beds that barely sits off the ground.

Dora has this night time ritual, she gets under the covers and rolls around for about 5 mins. By that time she is so hot, you can hear her panting. But she won't come up until she decides. Then she comes out from her sauna and she will either push my husband away from his bed fan or she jumps off on the hardwood floor for a few minutes. Usually hardwood floors are her way of saying she is too hot!

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I agree pain always seems worse at night especially if if is dental pain .
I agree he is uncomfortable for some reason or maybe your room is too hot or too cold .
When my shorthair had meningitis he went into the guest room as it was dark and quiet in there.. I knew he had a problem as noise and light sensitivity is a sympton .. another vet story ..
Dogs and cats have a different type of radar and sensitivity .. Cosmo does not like it too hot in the room and he will seek out the cool floor or an air conditioning vent .. .. Ahnold prefers it warmer and he likes a sofa .
Asta liked the sofa and bed as well - he liked to be higher up not on the floor that much --
As Asta got older he did not sleep that well - he would stay with me on the bed but he would look out the window and he seemed to feel he needed to protect me ..
Just stay aware and eventually you will put the pieces of the puzzle together but according to the vet - they do have discomfort from the neutering that lasts a while .. she was adamant about medicating them for pain . Asta had nothing and he seemed fine . Different surgeon though ..
Asta never seemed to be that uncomfortable but Ahnold certainly was ..

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I think pain is worse at night for the same reason why you can hear your house creaking at night. It's very quiet and there is nothing else to do but focus on it. When you're running around busy all day at home, the house still creaks, but you don't hear it. Same thing with the pain. It's still there, but you're mind is occupied on other things. My two cents anyway.

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Pepper starts each night out on our bathroom floor. Around 4:00 a.m. he scratches at my side of the bed (our bed is high) to pick him up and put him on the bed. From that time on he's either between my husband and me or above my head on the pillow or headboard shelf.

Lately, since the weather's turned cooler, he prefers to snuggle between us when he gets on the bed.

It sure sounds like Gryff is just looking for a spot that's a little cooler than the bed.

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