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Q&A: Doggy Nightmares

Filed under: Q&ADogDr. Patrick Mahaney


Many of us have dogs that are funny sleepers. You can see them running in bed and wonder what they're dreaming.

But sometimes they whimper and whine and we wonder… can dogs have nightmares?

A TeddyHilton.com reader wrote in to Dr. Patrick Mahaney:

Is it possible that dogs can have nightmares? My 11 year old Pomeranian will frequently jump up in the middle of the night looking frantic and walking around in circles. She then looks at me, I comfort her, and she goes right back to sleep.

I adopted her a year ago, but have no idea what her life was like before me. Is t possible she's having scary dreams?

Dr. Patrick responded:

Thank you for your question about dog dreams. Although science does not currently permit humans to determine if dogs actually dream, perhaps we will be able to do so in the future.

Based on the behavior I have seen my own dog exhibit and that which you describe, I speculate that dogs do dream. After all, the behavior dogs show appears strikingly similar to that which we humans display when we sleep. Our brains are at rest, but mental stimulation causes a variable and visible physical response.

For humans, dreams elicit a involuntary muscle twitching, vocalizing, and other behaviors (all of which may be seen in your pet). At some point, the stimulation crosses a threshold and we awaken, only to realize that we were just having a dream. I certainly have woken up in a panic innumerable times after dreaming that I could not find my classroom to get to a test on time.

If brain activity becomes excessive, the possibility exists that a pet could have a seizure during a sleeping state. An underlying disease process is the cause, which may or may not be life threatening. In an older dog, brain tumors are highly suspect as the cause of a seizure. In younger dogs, the most likely reason is idiopathic epilepsy (when no other cause for a seizure can be determined). There are many disease conditions capable of causing seizures, all of which require medical workup (blood and urine testing, X-rays, MRI, etc). Many times in my clinical practice, I have treated many dogs having seizures that started while they were in a sleeping state.

Now, not every dog showing behavior like you describe in your super cute pooch is going to have a seizure. In her case, the fact that she goes right back to sleep tells me that (yes) she may have just been dreaming. Perhaps her life before coming under your care was less than ideal and it comes back to her during a dream state. Fortunately, you are there to reassure her and provide her the best quality of life possible during times she is awake.


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American Spoiler Alert! New Deets On Season Two Of AHS!!!!

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american horror story season two deets

SPOILER ALERT: New details revealed about the show's second season! Read no further if U don't want to know anything!

Yesterday, we were super excited to report that Jessica Lange WILL be returning for season two of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story!

During a recent interview, Ryan ALSO revealed the following details about the next season of AHS:

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David Lynch Gets Creepy With New Electro-Pop Release!

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Be forewarned before listening: you WILL have nightmares.

Last we heard about David Lynch's adventures in electronic pop, he had teamed up with Karen O and recording engineer Dean Hurley for his first solo album Crazy Clown Time.

Now, the first single, which is also called Crazy Clown Time (above) has been released, and IT IS CREEPY!

The full album comes out on November 8, but in the meanwhile you can listen to this and his other song I Know on repeat…until you go totally insane that is! Ha!

What do U think of Crazy Clown Time? Do U like David Lynch's electro-pop songs???

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Scary Commercial!

Filed under: ADorationGary BuseyShaq


Check out this frightening Vitamin Water commercial featuring Gary Busey!

It's going to give us nightmares!

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Oh, The Horror! Quiznos Scary Cats Are Back!

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How the eff is a nightmarish acid trip gone horribly wrong going to help these people sell sandwiches?!

Check out yet another chilling Quiznos commercial featuring hell's army of kittens in Marie Antoinette garb counting down to Danielle Staub's the Anti-Christ's second coming on Earth.

Somebody HAS to think this shiz is a good idea, otherwise they wouldn't have made another!

NO MORE! We beg of you!

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Bristol And Levi Plan To Spawn More!


So glad to hear that the still-teenaged Bristol Palin is already thinking about spawning more!

The daughter of Sexy Sarah, who is currently living in sin reconciled with her douchey baby daddy Levi Johnston, is already talking about about the possibility of more children, but she assures her mom the world that it won't happen anytime soon!

She says:

"I'm going to wait a while, definitely. I'm not going to rush into having another kid. But Tripp will have a brother or sister, eventually."

Oh great!

Not that you asshats should have ever combined their genes to create anything, but one is certainly enough, girl!

Exactly how many kiddies are you going to have running around while you two famewhores attempt to get on reality television?!

BARF. We have sickening, nightmarish feeling that Bristol and Levi are fast tracking their way to becoming the new Speidi, which means they've GOT to be stopped…but how?!


[Image via WENN.]

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Mugshot Hall Of Fame.


Hoooooly shit. We've seen a lot of exquisite, truly amazing mugshots, but this one takes the effing cake!

We wonder if that's the face that Lindsay Lohan sees when she over does it on the ambien and meth!

That stud muffin pictured above is Jesse Thornhill of Tulsa, who was arrested after allegedly sacrificing a goat and worshipping his dark master Satan attempting to run over his landlord in a '96 Ford Windstar after an argument!

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and we're frightened to discover that he has been bonded out. Which means, all you fine folk in Tulsa, he's coming for you next!

We want to know where you go to get horns implanted into your head! Do people actually do that?!


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