If you have a dog, chances are you have seen them race around the house or yard at top speed, looking like they are possessed! This burst of energy is commonly known as the "Zoomies" and it’s perfectly normal behavior for our furry friends. Keep reading to learn more about Zoomies and why your pup loves them so much!
What are Zoomies?
Zoomies are a sudden burst of energy that dogs often experience. It usually lasts for a minute or two and is characterized by frantic movement, your pup will run around like crazy, often in circles. Some dogs will even zoom back and forth between people or furniture. While it may look like your dog has lost their mind, do not worry - they are just enjoying a good ol' fashion Zoomie session!
Why Do Dogs Get the Zoomies?
There is no definitive answer as to what causes the Zoomies, but there are some theories. One popular theory is that Zoomies are a way for dogs to release built-up energy. This makes sense when you think about it; after all, most dogs have a lot of energy to burn off. Another theory is that Zoomies are triggered by an adrenaline rush, much like the 'fight or flight' response in humans. This could explain why some dogs seem wild-eyed during a Zoomie session; they are simply feeling excited or overwhelmed.
Dogs usually get the Zoomies when they have been cooped up for too long, such as during rainy weather or when they are left alone at home all day. When they finally get to let loose, all that pent-up energy comes rushing out in the form of a Zoomie session! Dogs also sometimes get the Zoomies after a bath, when they are excited to play fetch, or when they meet a new doggy friend. Basically, anything that gets your pup excited can trigger a round of zoomies.
Health Extension has a wide variety of squeaky, crinkle toys called Snugarooz to help entice your furry friend to enjoy a zoomie session!
Are Zoomies Good for My Dog?
Yes! Although it may be alarming to see your dog zooming around like a maniac, rest assured that it is perfectly normal behavior and there is no need to worry. In fact, zoomies can actually be quite beneficial for your pup as they help release all that built-up energy. You can actually see how happy they look - that is because they are enjoying themselves! So next time your dog starts zooming around, just sit back and enjoy the show!
Do you have a dog that loves to zoom around the house? If so, you are not alone! Zoomies are a perfectly normal behavior for dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds. So next time your pup starts zooming, just sit back and enjoy the show - they'll be back to their normal self in no time and it’s a good time to reward them with a healthy treat from Health Extension!