My guess is it might be having nightmares or muscle spasms. I'd say keep an eye on the dog for a week or two and if it continues each night or in a pattern which you feel is too often then have the dog seen by a vet.Answer
Dogs can dream and if you watch them their eyes are much like a humans in REM sleep (eyes going back and forth and blinking) sometimes their noses twitch, tails wag and the feet will move as if they are running. They may mumble a bark every so often. If the dog is just twitching and appears still I suggest as the above poster did that you take your dog into the vets ASAP.
NO NO, ignore the above answer, yes your pet can dream which would cause them to spasm, move, but its mainly due to REM sleep. Like humans, when dogs enter REM sleep they spasm, twitch, much like our eyes do when we enter REM sleep, except for them its not just their eyes, it can be legs, paws, body.
Yes dogs do sleep they will normally sleep during anytime your not playing with them and they will shake like we do sometimes when we sleep
my dog sleeps on my bed, and sometimes during the night i hear her whimper. when i look up i see that she is shaking. I ruled this out to nightmares and just gave her a gentle shake and she stopped. :)
sometimes during the day
No, but they sometimes sleep during days.
Sometimes,but not always.
Yes, Fish sleep not like we do they don`t have eyelids to close they sometimes sleep during the day.
No, goats do not sleep with their eyes open. Sometimes, the baby goats will sleep with their eyes open during REM sleep.
no - not really
You could be having a nightmare.
Goats do not sleep with their eyes open. Sometimes, the baby goats may have their open during their REM sleep cycle.
no because sometimes they sleep during the day
sometimes if you lay with them they might go to sleep during the day but mostly all hamsters sleep a full 7 hours and that's good.
Obstructive sleep apnea is the medical term meaning periods during sleep when breathing stops. It is sometimes abbreviated OSA.
Hunt, Take care of their baby's, and sometimes just sleep.
They lay (sometimes flop) on their sides and close their eyes, not as long as people do, but they take many naps during a day. Sometimes they will twitch as they are dreaming. Rabbits will only sleep where they feel safe.
Raccoons are primarily nocturnal animals but may also be active sometimes during daylight hours.
No; you dream several times during each night's sleep, several times during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep and several times during other sleep stages. But, sometimes you will dream all night and just won't remember it.
leopards are generally nocturnal so they sleep or be very lazy. sometimes they hunt...
During the day, They hunt and sometimes scavange at night, Small bugs, Other centipedes
Sleep disorders can be recognized by sleepiness during the day, the feeling of not waking up right. Many people with sleep disorder are warned by their partners of sometimes stopping breathing for some period of time sometimes combined with heavy snoring.
A person who shakes while sleeping should seek answers from a medical professional. There could be no reason for concern but that should be determined by the professional.
they will sometimes sleep in caves
they sleep in burrow sometimes on rocks