Zoomies are frequent bursts of energy that occur in dogs.
Most dog owners get used to Zoomies, but in some cases, these energy bursts may become a bother if they happen at the wrong time, say when your dog is let free or in the room where you store your precious items. You need to know a few things about zoomies.
Let’s know what Zoomies are
Zoomies can also be called Frenetic Random Activity Periods, or FRAPS. Dr. Rachel Barrack from New York City’s Animal Acupuncture says Zoomies happen when a dog wants to release some excess energy in the body.
Typically, a dog runs wildly for a few minutes, and according to Dr. Jill Sackman from BluePearl Veterinary Partners, it’s like winding up a toy to the maximum. To many people, this would look like a cheerful run that is full of energy.
Why do dogs experience Zoomies?
Zoomies remains a mystery to many people according to a Los Angeles-based veterinarian.
They mostly come with excitement, for example, when a pet parent turns up unexpectedly after a long absence. They can also happen when a new dog comes over. Some dogs even get zoomies when they see people or after a date with a veterinarian.
A dog can also get zoomies after seeing other dogs or people playing around. Dogs could probably be relieving stress through zoomies.
If a dog has been through a dull experience like a visit to an animal clinic or has spent a day alone, Zoomies may help stimulate the dog and give him some relief over the tedious experience.
Many people would compare this to the excitement small kids have at the end of the day when they leave school.
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