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Sleeping too much?

Hi Everyone,

We have an 11 week almost 12 week old Hav puppy. He is a very calm and mild puppy and he LOVES his naps! But today it seems he has been asleep all day and when he's awake he looks tired. He is quite a playful little guy despite his love of sleep and today seems a little out of character. Growth spurt? Sick? Am I worried for nothing? TIA for your help

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Keep an eye on him but Leo would do that sometimes and generally seemed fine the next day. Once when he did the sleeping thing most of the day he developed an eye infection.

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Is he eating ok, pooping and peeing? Puppies do sleep a whole lot though.

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Yes he is eating, pooping and peeing all fine. He eats about a 1/4 cup or 1/2 a cup of food 2x a day. But yesterday and today (his really sleepy days he's only eaten that amount once). Plus his little reward treats (he LOVES those lol no problem there). It's been rainy and chilly here too the past couple days (first days of actual fall) his first winter coming up so he could just be a little affected by the weather we've been in the house having down time more than usual. But I will continue to keep an eye on him.

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I have a 14 week old and I'm home with him all day. He sleeps about 3 hours, up 45 minutes, sleeps 3 hours again... and so on. Then at night I put him in the crate at 10 and yesterday I went to get him out at 6:15 only to discover I'd woken him up! (It was dark in my bedroom.) I wouldn't worry just yet! As I was walking with Ludo yesterday I thought of how really hard it must be for someone so little to do so much walking and how exhausting every little thing must be for them. I'd be tired, too!


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Don't worry!

Dogs normally sleep (although they seldom sleep really deep) when nothing exciting happens. So, when you do not do something, the dog will rest himself.

Additionally, puppies do need a lot more of sleep than grown up dogs. Maybe the days before were filled with a lot of new impressions which were the reasons for him not to sleep as much as he would have actually needed and now he is catching up that sleep.

Just watch him!

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