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    soulmindfist is offline Member
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    DefaultTwitching while asleep?

    Hey I dont know if anyone else's labs do this, so I'm just making sure......Jager will usually twitch his paws /legs right after he falls into a deep sleep, is that normal for a 10 month old lab? I like to joke he's chasing birds/rabbits/squirrels in his dreams, I'm thinking a dogs version of REM. Just making sure its not some sort of seizure, he doesnt do it alot or anything, and shows know signs of it while awake.

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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    I am not sure what it is, but mine does it too. She sometimes makes funny noises, and shakes. I usually touch her, and pet her until she stops. I am curious what answers you will get.
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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    I'm thinking a dogs version of REM.
    You are exactly right.

    MANY people think something is wrong with their dog when they see what you are describing and in reality, they are simply in a deep sleep. Nothing to worry about.

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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    It's just dreams, dreaming -- sometimes with sound effects (barks, squeaks) along with the twitching and running movements. Recently my Puff began beating her tail VERY rapidly as if she'd just dreamt she'd won the Labrador Lottery.
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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    Its normal. Wait some night and your dog might howl in its sleep. That will scare the bejesus out of you.
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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    Dakota (11wks old), does the same thing. He really gets going sometimes..so we just put our hand on his belly..and he quiets down. They really have some good dreams, eh? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulmindfist
    Hey I dont know if anyone else's labs do this, so I'm just making sure......Jager will usually twitch his paws /legs right after he falls into a deep sleep, is that normal for a 10 month old lab? I like to joke he's chasing birds/rabbits/squirrels in his dreams, I'm thinking a dogs version of REM. Just making sure its not some sort of seizure, he doesnt do it alot or anything, and shows know signs of it while awake.
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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    Bruno does it to i wondered what was going off the first time i saw him ;D. i just hold his paw or rub his belly and he soon calms down again.its quite cute to watch though ;D

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    It is funny to watch....

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    DefaultRe: Twitching while asleep?

    its normal. my lab does that all the time. its funny sometime because she will growl then whimper its so cute

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