Dear Pet Lover,
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Massage often relaxes a pup to sleep and we now know that like us he dreams. Read my article “Pets Dream While Sleeping” to see what they dream about and if they have nightmares.
Always pet with a purpose,
Original Publication Date: July 27, 2015
By C. Sue Furman, Ph.D.
The average dog sleeps about 12 to 14 hours in a 24-hour period.
Cats top that and sleep 16 to 18 hours each day.
Pets do not take one long snooze. Instead, they grab a lengthy nap here and 40 winks there until they are definitely well-rested.
You may wonder what goes on in your pet's brain for so many quiet hours. Occasionally they may twitch, paddle their feet or even bark or meow in their sleep and appear to be dreaming. Our furry four-legged friends cannot tell us if they dream, but many scientists believe there is strong evidence to support the fact that dogs and cats definitely dream. Humans and pets cycle through rapid eye movement and non-REM sleep. During non-REM sleep, or deep sleep, the body repairs itself. In contrast, REM sleep, or active sleep, reorganizes the pattern of excitability of neurons in the hippocampus of the brain. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that controls the memory in all mammals. It is during REM that dreams occur.
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With a Ph.D. in Biological sciences from the University of Texas in Austin and a masters in Zoology from Southern Illinois University, Dr. Sue is devoted to the care and massaging of pets. Read her articles here.