Can DOGS DREAM ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’ค Sleep Cycle in Dogs

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you may have seen your dog making strange movements signs or spasms during their sleep it's common to think they may be dreaming of running after an imaginary cat but can dogs actually dream you can find out in this animal wise video all about a dog sleep cycle [Music] several studies have shown that a dog has sleep phases which are similar to those of humans specifically while studying brainwaves it was discovered that when a dog sleeps they repeat a cycle during which they go through two well-defined phases the first is known as slow wave sleep which is a phase of light relaxing sleep at this point the dog's heartbeats lower their breathing becomes slow and steady and muscle tension drops throughout this phase the dog may wake up at any external stimuli when a dog rest during the day it is common for them to be in this phase of sleep this is because of an instinctive need to be alert to any stimuli which may cause a potential threat the other phase is a deep sleep phase known as REM during which the animal is in a state of deep relaxation largely unmoved by external stimuli the brain disconnects from the perception of external elements and it is this phase in which people and dogs can dream what do dogs dream about we cannot know for sure exactly what dogs dream as they cannot explain it to us we can deduce what they may dream of by comparing what we know about human dreaming and high dogs behave when asleep while we dream all the experiences we have from the day or organized and arranged in the mind the explanation that science currently gives to dreaming is that while this cognitive process occurs our mind manifests the phenomenon of sleep this is why we have reason to believe that when dogs dream they do so about situations they have experienced during the day including their usual routine it's possible you've heard your dog whimpering while sleeping it may be due to an experience they have had and processing it is proven emotional it's completely natural for your dog to move while they are asleep during the REM phase of sleep the brain limits the body's movement for safety reasons but it does not disconnect completely for this reason a dog can have physical manifestations of certain parts of the sleep cycle for example while sleeping you both may move their legs until make various signs maybe their breathing and even have spasms the latter of which can appear worried if your dog is dreaming about chasing a cat they may move their positive running wide their till or even bark little this is why you should not worry if your dog has sleep spasms it does not imply they are in pain or are suffering from a pathological issue they are simply dreaming and there is no need to take them to the veterinarian unless they have specific symptoms of a disease you want to continue learning about dogs and their dreams here we share a video about dog nightmares tell us in the comments what movements and signs does your dog make while sleeping I will see you next time [Music]

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