Dogs adapt better to changes in their sleeping cycles than humans. So, they can sleep Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm; but, on the weekend they can be awake from 8 am - 5 pm. Their humans tend to do best when they go to bed at the same time every night and wake up around the same time while dogs can adapt their sleep cycle to whatever activity is happening; but, they do need to work off their energy each day to be happy dogs!
A dog's sleep cycle mirrors that of humans and yes they DO dream!
Stage 1: The "barely asleep". This is where most outdoor or working dogs sleep. Their sleeping position will be more alert and "ready for action". It not a very restful sleep. Eyes are closed but it is easy to wake up.
Stage 2: This is where your dog's heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature will lower. Breathing will slow down as they relax and get ready for deep sleep.
Stage 3: This is the transition between light and deep sleep.
Stage 4: This is the deep sleep phase where the dog may appear startled when woken up.
Stage 5: My favorite stage of the sleep cycle. This is the REM (rapid eye movement) sleep! The body is relaxed but the mind is active! Their eyes are rolled under the lids, they may vocalize or be running in their sleep! Indoor dogs spend about 12% of their sleep in REM. It is thought that puppies spend more time in REM and it is during this time they merge what they learned into behaviors they will follow.
What does bioaccumulation mean? We've learned this word the hard way, by losing our dogs to disease.
Let us give you the single tip you need for you and your dog to live a safe and non-toxic life.
If you've researched vaccinosis, it probably led you to titering.
A titer is a laboratory test that measures the amount of antibodies in the blood. It may sound complex but it isn't. We break it down for you by explaining what titering is, why you MUST do it, and review the recommended core vaccination schedule for dogs.
Vaccinosis is a set of adverse reactions or events occurring within minutes, days, months, or years after receiving a vaccination.
Vaccinosis isn't "holistic hype" or something you should ignore.
Learn what vaccinosis is now, before your dog has an adverse reaction to annual vaccines or before long term damage to your dog's immune system has occurred.