Can an animal have a dream like humans do?
Animals don't necessarily dream like humans do, but many pet or animal owners often come to the conclusion that their pets dream. Animals may display dream-like behavior, including twitching eyelids and facial tics that often progress to animated paws or legs in motion.
"Dogs in particular DO dream. They can have a low growl, yip, their eyes will flicker and their feet may move or their tail will wag. They are either dreaming of running or possibly meeting another dog when they grow or wag their tail. My dogs do it off and on. However, I seldom see my cat dream and if she does then she shows no signs of it."
The animal in your dream represents something in your real life that has the qualities and characteristics of this animal. For example, if the dream is a frightening nightmare in which you are trying to escape this animal, then it represents a problem that you are trying to escape or avoid instead of resolving. On the other hand, if the dream is calm and the animal is cute and friendly, that represents something or someone…