Q. My 5 weeks old dog sleeps all the time, is this normal?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Young dogs and puppies will often sleep a lot during their first few months. Puppies tend to have "bursts" of energy where they will play very hard and rough for a while, eat a bunch, and then quickly go back to sleep for a long period.
However, if your puppy is not having normal periods of play, eating and bathroom breaks, there may be something more serious going on. If your puppy appears sleepy at all times, scheduling a wellness check with your local veterinarian is best.