If you’re like most dog owners, you probably let your furry friend sleep in your bed. But did you know that there are actually some good reasons not to? Here are a few things to consider before letting Fido snuggle up with you under the covers.
Dogs can spread diseases to humans
It’s important to be aware that dogs can spread diseases to humans, while still enjoying our beloved four-legged friends. Humans can contract diseases such as rabies and parasites from dogs; taking precautionary measures is an important way to avoid contracting these illnesses.
One of the most common parasites that dogs can transfer to humans is an eye parasite called “ocular larva migrans”. This can cause a person to experience inflammation and vision problems. Also, dogs can spread tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease.
These diseases can cause serious health problems for pet owners. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with letting your pet sleep in your bed and to take preventive measures.
To stay safe when around a dog, always wash your hands before and after petting any canine, as well as avoid putting your hands in the pet’s mouth or eyes.
Additionally, it is important to consider the source of the dog; if it has been wild or with another family, you should more closely monitor its behavior. If your dog has been playing with other dogs or has been around other animals, it is important to wash your dog.
This can ensure that your dog does not bring parasites or other diseases into your house, and even worse, into your bed.
Paying attention to all of these things does not mean you have to give up companionship with a furry friend – using common sense around our dogs helps us stay healthy and create strong bonds with them.
Dogs can disturb your sleep
Dogs who bark excessively in the middle of the night can be a real hindrance to your sleep. This problem is more common than you may think and can cause some people to lose out on precious sleep. More than that, it could even become a safety issue if your dog’s barking is loud enough to attract unwelcome attention.
Dogs moving in the night is another reason they may wake you up. Dogs are prone to getting up and moving in the middle of the night which can disturb your much-needed beauty sleep. If your dog is sleeping on its own bed near your own, you are less likely to wake up when they move in the might.
A lack of sleep on either side can put a strain on dogs’ and owners’ relationships, so it pays—literally and figuratively—to look into solutions as soon as possible.
Fortunately, the easy solution to your dog moving in the night is to have your dog sleep in its own bed instead of yours. You should also teach your dog to be quiet on command. This will help you teach your dog that barking at night is unacceptable.
Dogs can shed hair and dander onto your bedding
If you have a dog in the house, it might be a significant source of pet hair and dander on your bedding. Shedding is normal for most breeds of dogs and can occur daily or seasonally, depending on the breed.
If you are feeling like your pet is covering your bed in hair more than they should be, regular grooming can help keep shedding under control by reducing the amount of loose hair that accumulates around the house.
Dog hair and dander in your bedding can be a problem because it can lead to skin conditions such as allergies and irritations in those who suffer from them. It can also lead to other skin conditions such as rashes or eczema.
Vacuuming your bedding frequently will also help to decrease any unwanted hairs or particles that may be present. However, the best solution for keeping hair and dander out of your bed is to keep your dog out of your bed.
Knowing what type of coat your pup has and understanding different grooming techniques can assist along with any additional measures needed to keep your sleeping space free from any animal-related mess!
Dogs can steal your covers
Most pet owners are familiar with the sensation of being abruptly awakened in the middle of the night to find their pillow and covers stolen away by a furry intruder. That’s right – we’re talking about dogs stealing your blankets! This can be a common annoyance to many, but why exactly do our beloved pets do it?
It turns out, your pooch is likely trying to make themselves comfortable during slumber, and this means tugging on soft and cozy materials like your duvet cover or comforter to create an even better sleeping spot.
Fear not, you can always train your pup to steer clear of using you as a human cushion; get some comfortable dog beds and maybe even an extra blanket or two so they don’t paw yours!
You might accidentally roll over on your dog and hurt them
It’s not uncommon for a dog to be in the same bed as their human owner, however one should be mindful of the possibility of accidentally rolling over them in their sleep.
Many people don’t realize that it’s possible to unintentionally hurt your canine companion while sleeping; dogs are vulnerable due to their size and small stature. Rolling onto a dog’s legs can cause serious injury to your dog. It may also cause your dog to panic and bite you.
The best solution to prevent this from happening is to have your dog sleep in its own bed next to your own.
Pet owners can also try repositioning their dog next to them or leaving part of the mattress free of any weight. If a foam mattress is being used, strategic pillows can be placed around edges to create a better buffer between person and pooch.
Being aware and taking steps ahead of time can do wonders in staying safe and preventing any unfortunate mishaps.
It’s not always hygienic to have a dog in your bed
While curling up with a furry companion in bed can be comforting, it’s important to note that having a dog in your bed is not always hygienic.
Dogs often carry bacteria and parasites on their bodies, and if the dog frequents trails, parks, or other public places then contamination from these areas may occur too. Additionally, dogs sometimes soil their beds and may contaminate yours with their waste material. For this reason, its best to keep them off the bed to maintain a healthy sleeping environment.
If you’re considering letting your dog sleep in your bed, there are a few things you should take into account. Dogs can spread diseases to humans, and they can also disturb your sleep.
Additionally, dogs shed hair and dander onto your bedding, which might not be ideal for everyone. Finally, you might accidentally roll over on your dog and hurt them.
Overall, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of having a dog in your bed before making a decision.