Do puppies sleep more after deworming?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

Puppies do tend to sleep more after being dewormed. I remember when I first brought home my new puppy and took him to the vet for his first round of vaccinations and deworming. The vet explained to me that the medication they used to deworm him might make him a bit sleepy or lethargic.

Sure enough, after we got back home, my puppy seemed to be more tired than usual. He would curl up in his bed or on the couch and sleep for longer periods of time. At first, I was a bit worried, thinking that maybe something was wrong with him. But then I remembered what the vet had told me about the medication and realized that it was probably just a side effect.

I did some research online and found that it is indeed quite common for puppies to sleep more after being dewormed. The medication can cause drowsiness and make them feel a bit off. It’s their body’s way of adjusting to the medication and getting rid of the parasites in their system.

I also learned that the sleepiness usually only lasts for a day or two. So, if your puppy seems extra tired after being dewormed, don’t worry too much. Just let them rest and give them some extra love and attention. It’s important to make sure they’re comfortable and have a quiet, cozy place to nap.

Of course, if your puppy’s sleepiness persists for more than a couple of days or if you notice any other concerning symptoms, it’s always best to consult with your vet. They can provide further guidance and make sure everything is okay.

It is normal for puppies to sleep more after being dewormed due to the medication’s side effects. It’s just their body’s way of adjusting and getting rid of the parasites. As long as they’re otherwise healthy and not showing any other concerning symptoms, there’s usually no reason to worry. Just let them rest and monitor their behavior.