It's possible that your dog may sleep for longer when experiencing pain. But equally, your dog may sleep for shorter periods of time when experiencing pain too, depending on what is causing them discomfort.
If your pup is sleeping for longer, this could be a sign that they're sleep more in an attempt to let their body heal with rest. Or it may demonstrate that your dog is finding it difficult to move/be mobile.
Essentially, if you've noticed changes in your dog's sleep routine, this could be a sign your dog is in pain.
As we've mentioned previously, if you're worried about any of the changes in your dog's behavior then book in with your local veterinarian for an assessment.
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