Depending on their temperament and workload, dogs rest for up to 18 hours a day. If the dog also withdraws during the day, this is not yet a cause for concern. However, you should pay attention if your dog is tired and listless for a long period of time – or if he is noticeably resting. Fatigue and exhaustion can be a sign of serious illness.
If the dog seems to be particularly tired on some days, there is no need to panic at first. Think about what might have made your dog so tired, you might quickly notice the reason. Possible triggers are:
For some dogs, staying alone is also associated with great psychological stress. Other dogs are under stress when they are confronted with many people or other dogs and are not used to this (e.g. pedestrian zone, markets, events).
Staying alone is very exhausting for many dogs. © Stock.adobe.com/sausephotos
The temperament is different in every dog. In addition to physical or psychological exertion, the dog can also appear particularly tired and limp for these reasons:
Watch your dog’s behavior closely. Look for possible causes of his fatigue. If he is tired and weak for a particularly long time or particularly often, an illness can also be the cause.
Older dogs need more rest periods. © Stock.adobe.com/Soloviova Liudmyla
If the dog is tired and weak noticeably often or noticeably for a long time, this can be a sign of an illness. These chronic and acute illnesses are often associated with fatigue and fatigue:
If in doubt, an examination by the vet will help. © Stock.adobe.com/Chalabala
Dogs rest up to 18 hours a day, depending on their temperament and age. If the dog is noticeably weak and tired one day, this does not have to be an alarm signal. Watch your dog closely. If the tiredness persists for a noticeably long time, if the dog is noticeably weak and tired, or if other symptoms of the disease appear, you should definitely consult a veterinarian.