Why does my dogs eyes roll back while sleeping?

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When a dog sleeps with his eyelids open, the eyes may roll back in his head, leaving just the whites exposed.

Whether they're closed or not, if you look closely, you may even see the eyes moving.

This is a natural part of REM sleep that dogs go through, just like humans do.

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Dogs have an extra eyelid called the third eyelid that can sometimes come up and cover part of the eye.

When this happens it looks like the eye is rolling up into the head.

This could be due to a scratch or other minor injury to the eye.

It could be due to conjunctivitis (pink eye).

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What causes a dogs eyes to appear to roll back in their head… If it isn't the inner eyelid then it is possible that your dog had a seizure.

Other things you may have noticed is tremoring, loss of coordination, and loss of bowel or bladder control.

With one seizure most don't rush into the emergency vet.

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When a dog sleeps with his eyelids open, the eyes may roll back in his head, leaving just the whites exposed.

Whether they're closed or not, if you look closely, you may even see the eyes moving.

This is a natural part of REM sleep that dogs go through, just like humans do.

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Dogs generally can sleep (relax) up to 18 hours per day, which is their natural behavior.

When they do sleep deep, you can sometimes hear them bark or make other noises or even "sleepwalk" while lying on their sides.

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Why Peeing in His Sleep Occurs in Dogs.

The most common reason why Dogs experience Peeing in their Sleep is incontinence.

Age can also affect the ability for a dog to control its bladder, but it is not always the case as some younger Dogs experience this issue as well.

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Fecal incontinence is almost always due to the colon and brain not communicating effectively.

Your dog or cat may also poop while walking without knowing she's doing it.

It can also happen during sleep.

Excessive gas and swelling of the abdomen are common in cases of fecal incontinence.

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A dog's natural odors are produced by glands located around the ears, paw pads, nose, and the anal area.

But smelly as they are when awake, some dogs tend to be increasingly smelly when asleep.

If you have gotten the occasional whiff of these odors, you must be wondering what this is about.

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