dog is old and falls asleep sitting up, what does that mean
on Dec 2nd 2010
in Health & Wellness
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just means he's getting old and is easily tired. Humans do this too, my grandma nods off in her chair all the time!
I don't think this is a medical problem unless he has other symptoms too.
Ginger- M.I.A. answered on 12/2/10. Helpful? / 1
Sounds adorable to us. We've seen a pug puppy do this. Ginger is right. We've wirness our humans "cat-napping" sitting up. Usually in our comfy recliner.
Nibbles answered on 12/3/10. Helpful? / 1
Hes just old. My older cousins Golden Retriever did this before it died
Joey answered on 12/3/10. Helpful? / 0
I've seen young dogs, cats, kids and yes my Grandpa fall asleep while sitting up. Deogie has been known to get a little sleepy eyed while sitting beside me after a long day.
I wouldn't worry about it, your dog is just taking a little rest from the world. I would just make sure s/he isn't sitting somewhere falling asleep where s/he could fall and hurt him/herself. S/he may become a little unsteady drifting off.
♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 12/3/10. Helpful? / 0
I have seen dogs do this that were not old, I do not think it is anything to worry about.
Dunkin answered on 12/6/10. Helpful? / 0