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JUST got my boxer puppY ( 12wks) it seems like he is sleeping ALOT

THIS is normal for puppies?? right. over protective worried for no reason puppy owner here..LOL

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Rydersmommy616

Asked by Rydersmommy616 at 6:01 PM on Apr. 24, 2011 in Pets

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  • Yes! lol Puppies are just like human babies...they sleep a lot. They will wake up to eat and potty and to play for a little bit, then go right back to sleep.
    CollinBayleeMom

    Answer by CollinBayleeMom at 6:07 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • He's a growing boy! Keep food down at all times for him for at least the first 8-10 months, and make sure he's eating a high quality, large breed puppy food, as smaller breeds have different nutritional needs! And animals don't need corn, it's used as a filler, and gives them high energy, which is NOT what you want for your big guy, so the higher the protein and lower the corn factor, the better off he's gonna be!

    Let him sleep, one of these days you'll be wishing he would just go lay down, lol!
    matobe

    Answer by matobe at 6:14 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • THANKS LADIES. HE IS A GROWING BOY
    Rydersmommy616

    Comment by Rydersmommy616 (original poster) at 6:16 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Just as people do, dogs do most of their growing while they sleep. He's going to be ok mama. But it's good of you to be concerned :) Signs of a good pet owner!!
    LoraGardiner

    Answer by LoraGardiner at 6:47 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • He is fine! Puppies sleep a real lot!!! Enjoy him and congrats new pet owner welcome!!!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 6:50 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • How fun ! Yes it is totally normal. What a great breed. Enjoy your new addition. :-) What is your puppys' name ?
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 7:10 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • DEXTER. BIG BOY IS SLEEPING AGAIN. LOL
    Rydersmommy616

    Comment by Rydersmommy616 (original poster) at 7:29 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • We are going to be getting a puppy in a couple of months. What a good a questions.
    3mom627

    Answer by 3mom627 at 9:57 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Remember this phrase "Play hard, sleep harder" that is what puppies do. Now if the pup seems lethargic, not eating that sort of thing then I would be worried but if the pup is just sleeping alot that is pretty normal especially for young pups. Like another poster said they are like human babies.
    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 10:07 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Love the name.. :-) We are huge fans of the "Dexter" series........
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 10:09 PM on Apr. 24, 2011

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