Reasons a Pom May Sleep More
There will be times when your Pomeranian sleeps more than normal. Some of these reasons are nothing to worry about... however some should be noted since it can point to a health issue
. Reasons for sleeping more often include:
If you normally take your Pom for a daily walk but he took two walks or maybe you brought him out to the park or to some stores, it is normal for him to get a bit tuckered out and nap when he gets back home.
- If your Pom seems to be taking naps all day long, this might a sign that it's time to start planning some more one-on-one time. There's little sense in getting a dog if he is just to 'be there'. Play an inter-active game together, explore a new outdoor area, start to practice some easy agility games or start teaching a new command. It is the personal interaction between dog and owner and time spent together enjoying each other's company that makes a dog's life fuller. So, if your Pom is sleeping the day away, choose at least one fun activity to do together.
While not every puppy will have this, it is common with toy breed dogs. This refers to a rapid drop in blood sugar levels. This can be brought on by various elements including too much time in between meals and stress. Signs are excessive sleepiness, confusion and a wobbly gait. Treatment includes rubbing a dab of honey on the pup's gums and then having him treated at the vets. Moderate to severe cases will be treated with IV solution to even out blood sugar levels. And in some severe cases, without treatment the sleepiness can lead to coma and for some this can be fatal.
- Any time that there is a change in your Pom's normal habits, including sleeping, eating or activity level, there is a chance that this is due to the dog not feeling well. Dogs that are sick or in pain often retreat and will either rest a lot more or sleep more. Any abnormal disturbances in sleep (sleeping more or unable to sleep) should be reported to the veterinarian.