Have you ever wondered why puppies twitch when sleeping?

Many people are fascinated when they come and see our puppies about why they twitch so much when they sleep and is it normal?. The simple answer is yes, it is totally normal and in actual fact we would be worried if they didn’t twitch a lot when asleep. Many studies have found that twitching while asleep is very important when raising healthy, well developed puppies. This ‘activated sleep’ or REM sleep in which¬† twitching, kicking, rapid eye movement and or vocal noises occurs, is said¬† to help strengthen, develop and build muscle as well as creating neural connections to help motor coordination. If you wish to read more about why puppies twitch you can find more information in the following links:

https://www.puppyculture.com/twitching-puppies.html

https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Why-do-Puppies-Twitch-in-Their-Sleep

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