It’s common knowledge that cats love to nap, and the fact is, dogs do too! Believe it or not, dogs tend to spend about 12-14 hours a day sleeping … and even more for puppies and seniors! However, too many Z’s can be a sign of an underlying problem. So, how do you know how much sleep is too much for your dog?
The quickest and simplest answer is this: you know your dog best, so trust your instincts. You may not be home with them all day long (lucky you if you are!), but chances are, you know their patterns inside and out. For instance, your pup may be groggy in the morning, but bursting with energy when you come home from work in the evening. Or maybe they spring out of bed at the crack of dawn, then remain calm throughout the rest of the day. Whatever the case, if your dog starts snoozing the day away, or the promise of a walk or play session doesn’t excite them like it used to, something could be amiss.
Changes like this should always be brought up to your vet to rule out any medical issues. However, there’s a strong possibility that your older dog just has stiff, achey joints.
As dogs age, most of them will start to experience some joint pain – just like us humans! Only, our dogs can’t pop an aspirin and continue on with their day (in fact, aspirin and similar medications are very toxic to canines!). Instead, they’ll avoid what hurts them, like the activities that they used to enjoy so much. The problem is, once they become sedentary, it only makes matters worse.
But here’s the good news: the solution can be quite simple! If you determine that this is the cause of your dog’s drowsiness, you can help them by adding joint-supporting supplements to their diet. Effective supplements will include vitamins and minerals that help reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, and strengthen cartilage and joints. Plus, they have to be delicious enough for your dog to want to eat!
Once your buddy is feeling better, they’ll be more likely to enjoy some of the activities that they used to, which will only improve their joints and help alleviate pain. After all, no matter how old our dogs get, they’ll always have the heart of a puppy!
We at iHeartDogs know that our customers love their dogs forever, and always strive to make their lives as happy and healthy as possible. That’s why. along with vets, we developed a line of joint supplements just for adult to senior pooches.
These are formulated with 8 powerful active ingredients including glucosamine, chondroitin, natural herbs and vitamins to help reduce inflammation, improve flexibility, and strengthen joints. Each purchase feeds 14 shelter dogs.
These chews are grain free, gluten free, and soy free. They contain glucosamine, chondroitin, fatty acids, and more in order to support normal joint function, flexibility, and healthy joint cartilage. Each purchase feeds 14 shelter dogs.
This blend is rich in glucosamine, collagen, amino acids, and minerals. Sprinkle it onto your dog’s food for a delicious topper with multiple benefits: it supports digestion, gut heath, the immune system, and of course, joints. Each purchase feeds 7 shelter dogs.
No matter how long our dogs are alive, their time with us is always too short. That’s why it’s so important to get the most out of the precious years that we have together.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.