Pacing at night and sleeplessness can be the result of abnormal sleep/wake cycles brought on by abnormal hormonal fluctuations in intact females. In intact males, sleeplessness can arise if there one or more intact females in heat within a 2 mile radius that he picks up the scent of. Spaying and neutering will often help these phenomena. In this age range, sleep/wake cycles can also be affected in this manner as the result of the diseases listed below. If you still seek further information, please visit our
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