My Jack Russell Puppy Has Been Sleeping All Day! Why?

i have a jrt girl that is super super hyper. she can play for hours (if we let her!) and never seems to get tired. but today, she's been either sleeping or sluggish for over 8 hours! however, she did just finish up her first heat cycle (and don't worry, she is getting spayed by next month) and we went on an hour long walk (which we do daily). what other things could have caused this inactivity?

She is probably just tired from her first heat. I wouldn't worry too much at this point as long as she is eating and drinking okay. If she continues to be sluggish and not eating or drinking give the vet a call tomorrow.
Glad to hear you are having her spayed icon smile my jack russell puppy has been sleeping all day! why?

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  • jessapug

    Maybe she was just tired. But she may also have hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, which can be caused by overactivity. This is probable considering she's a puppy and a jack. Try not to let her play for more than a half hour or 45 minutes. Have her take an hour break in between playtimes and after meals. If she's being crate trained, put her in her crate to rest for a bit. You may want to take her to the vet if this continues. Good luck!
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  • clovicat

    She may actually be just tired. If she seems to be fine otherwise, like eating, drinking, alert, then you can watch her until tomorrow. If she is still lethargic, then get her to your vet.

    If she is not eating, having any diarrhea, vomiting, or seems to dazed, you might want to get her checked tonight. Could be the beginning of something.
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  • Jenny

    She is probably just tired from her first heat. I wouldn't worry too much at this point as long as she is eating and drinking okay. If she continues to be sluggish and not eating or drinking give the vet a call tomorrow.
    Glad to hear you are having her spayed :)
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  • Ryan

    Your right its probebly that shes in heat, and thats whats making her get exausted so quickly.
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  • nameisross

    look around and make sure you can't find where she has got into anything.. Sometimes we take for granted what will and won't cause them harm.. example is ibuprophen will make dogs very sick… choclate is bad for them too.. just to be cautious I would investigate the house and see that she hasn't found something she shouldn't have.. I agree if continues seek a vet's help..
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  • Jacquelin O

    well how old is your puppy, it may be because she is tired, but it can also be that she is getting bigger,that's what puppy's tend to do.
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  • Answerer

    maybe she sleeps while you work and if you had that day off work her body wouldn't be used to it.
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    personal experience from my dog

  • stamper

    OMG! a jack russell acting non-hyper????? THERE IS FOR SURE A PROBLEM!
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