Old Dog Preferring To Sleep In Morning

Thiruvananthapuram, India
March 16, 2012 10:22am CST
My old Pomeranian pet dog ...she is is getting old and feels sleepy and lethargic during the early hours of the morning.While being quite active and virile in the day time and late hours of the evening she prefers to lie down and engage in deep slumber in the late hours of the evening. Isn't it awful! She is sluggish when she should be attentive....it is all a wonder.
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10 responses
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
16 Mar 12
That is part of becoming old and I feel the same way myself. I find myself wanting to sleep later in the morning and go to bed later in the evening. But, I'm loathe to give up all the hours of daylight that I'd miss if I slept so I arise when I first wake up even though I'd like to fall back asleep. One reason I want to go back to sleep is because of the aches in my bones and it takes me at least an hour after getting up to feel limber and comfortable moving around. Maybe your little girl is feeling the same way? I our bodies get that way as we grow older and I think animals are much the same.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
16 Mar 12
How nicely have you observed the behavior of the old...it is quite true that with the passing of age all of us are prone to be lethargic.It is our will to survive which makes all the difference . Thanks for the nice response
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
22 Mar 12
I think that this is a part of aging and it is something that all of us and also our pets are going to go through as we reach the later years of our lives. I know that my Michela that I had to have put down last year was one that used to always be active, but during the last months of her life, it was actually quite rare for her to even have the energy to come downstairs or to go outside. That is why we ended up having to make the painful decision that we did make.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
16 Mar 12
Well all her body functions are slowing down, you must watch her weight and pay extra attention to any changes in her habits. A trip to the Vet can gain a more healthy life for her. They can help her adjust to elderly living. Blessing and enjoyment to both of you.
• Canada
23 Mar 12
How old is old? Our dog was active right up to the time she was 15 years old. As for my cat, he is 11 years old, almost 12, and he runs around here like he's a kitten. I guess like people, some animals slow down with age, while others just keep right on going.
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@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
19 Mar 12
Sounds like she is a night owl...LOL. I have a little chihuahua that loves to sleep in in the morning. She is full of life and energy in the evening but she is late to get started..lol.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
That's what my old Woopie does, she is the wife of Odie, since she is much older than odie. She prepares to sleep all day and just rise when she wants food. She don't even want to play around with Odie. But she is still alert when ever there is stranger around the house.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
17 Mar 12
Does she keep you up at night? I, like the old dog, love to sleep in!
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Mar 12
Most old folks of either the canine or human variety like to snooze off and on through out the day. In the late hours of the evening she should probably be asleep anyway shouldn't she? I don't think its awful. It seems normal to me.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
2 Apr 12
Well, what you need to remember is animals like humans do start acting sluggish, etc. as they get older. We have a Pomeranian that some days he is really active and will let you know he is around, and other times all he wants to do is sleep. Tonight was one of those nights where since he is more my husbands dog than mine he did not really want me to pet him. He just wanted to go to sleep.
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
1 Apr 12
Could it be her diet or maybe lack of exercise in the evening?