DO DOGS AND CATS SLEEP MORE IN WINTER?
Dogs and cats may sleep more in winter due to the decrease in daylight hours.
The lack of sunlight can disrupt their circadian rhythm, causing them to feel more lethargic.
Cold temperatures can also make pets feel less energetic and more inclined to sleep.
Some pets may experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which can cause depression and fatigue.
Dogs and cats may also sleep more in winter to conserve energy and stay warm.
Indoor pets may be more affected by the change in season than outdoor pets.
Owners can help their pets stay active and engaged during the winter months by providing plenty of toys and exercise opportunities.
If a pet's lethargy persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, it's important to consult a veterinarian.