What Your Pet’s Sleeping Position Means

Your pet’s body language can tell you a lot. You understand by a wagging tail or raised hackles that your pet is excited or unhappy. Likewise, they can often tell when you’re angry or upset based on how you move. Take some time to notice how often you’re reading your four-legged friend’s body language, and you may be surprised how clearly their personality comes through. So even if your pet can’t talk to you, there’s an unspoken bond that doesn’t need words.

Just like with their waking communication, their body language while asleep can communicate a lot. If your dog is sleeping on your chest, they probably feel a deep connection with you. Not all pets snuggle up to humans that closely. If you had a long day at work or another event that kept you out late, your pup missed you and wants to feel your affection.

On the other hand, if your cat is overwhelmed with people or other animals, they may respond by sleeping curled up or in a cozy drawer or box. This means they want to be left alone for awhile. They feel safe and secure in their little ball, so let them have some undisturbed time, no matter how much you want to pet them.

How they sleep can tell you loads about how they’re feeling and what they need. So check out the infographic below by Sleep Advisor to learn more about what your pet’s sleeping position means for them:

Pet Sleeping Positions

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