For dog lovers, there is nothing cozier than embrace with his hairy dog. Many say they can not sleep when your dog or dogs are not in bed with them. While dogs can do a good job keeping the heat, you may want to consider what the experts have to say on the subject.
According to Michael Breus PHD, also known as Doctor Sleep, studies show that a number of pet owners who allow pets to sleep with them, have sleep problems. Although dogs, unlike cats, are not nocturnal, if they are large, you may wake up every time they move, lick or scratch. Some dogs may even snore as loud as humans, this in itself can be a distraction to the dream of a pleasant evening.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted a study indicating that half of people with pets allow them to sleep in his bed and considered part of the family. Women are more likely than men to allow intrusion bedroom.
However, according to the CDC, losing sleep is not the only thing you should be concerned when you allow your pet hairy in his bed chamber. They are greatly increasing the likelihood of contracting diseases such as staph infection, meningitis and parasites sleeping with your pet.
The study authors say the risk of transmission of zoonoses (infections or diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans) between pets and their owners greatly enhanced by sharing a bed, your dog lick or kiss her canine companion. There have even been documented cases of serious infections such as plague and internal parasites real cases.
A Japanese woman contracted meningitis after kissing the face of your pet and a husband and wife who allowed his dog to sleep in his bed several times contracted methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus to.
Of course, if your dog has fleas could also reach the itching and scratching their way to a painful infection due to small parasites. If you suffer from allergies, you have your dog in the bed with you can also worsen the situation.
While Dr. Sleep does not want pet owners to start looking their canine as precursors of bubonic plague, it is prudent to perhaps reconsider sleeping arrangements if their dogs share your bed or if you are considering let your new sweet, puppy sleep with you.
Set a good soft bed for your dog on the floor next to his bed, where you feel like part of the family but not invade their personal space to sleep. If it’s just you and your pet and space is a problem, consider sharing a bunk bed.
Remember too, dogs are den animals and if you can train your furry friend to a cozy box that will be very happy to retire there at night. Who knows, Fido can sleep better as well, and it will be a win / win situation for everyone!
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