What Your Pet’s Sleeping Position Might Mean


While cats who roll over don’t necessarily expect (or want) a belly rub, a dog showing his belly is most likely expressing total trust and will probably welcome some affection . . . unless he’s sound asleep. You never want to startle a sleeping dog – hence the old saying, let sleeping dogs lie.

Speaking of sleeping dogs, they sleep a lot. About half of any given day. And cats – cats need even more sleep and often nap away the better part of 20 hours. That leaves just 4 hours for mischief and mayhem. Dogs and cats sleep so much and while watching them sleep is often adorable, the folks over at SleepAdvisor.org have put together this infographic to help pet lovers learn what their pets’ sleeping positions might mean. Enjoy!

infographic about dog and cat sleeping positions


About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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