Even if the amount of sleep your puppy is getting is a bit surprising, it’s very unlikely that your puppy is sleeping too much. There will be times when your puppy seems to sleep even more than usual and that’s normal too. These times are usually when they’re going through growth spurts, when sleep is even more essential than ever - they need the extra downtime to rest.
But when they’re not sleeping, your puppy should be as active, energetic and alert as always. If they’re not, a sleepy puppy with low energy levels could be experiencing anaemia. Anaemia is when your puppy’s body doesn’t make enough red blood cells. It can be quite dangerous for a growing pup. Puppies with fleas can be at a greater risk of anaemia so keep on top of their flea treatments. A good way to check for anaemia is to have a look at your puppy’s gums. If they’re pale, take them to the vet for a check up as soon as possible.
Intestinal parasites can also reduce your puppy’s energy levels (they’re fighting for the same nutrition) so if you’re concerned that your puppy is sleeping too much, visit the vet.