Pros and Cons of pets sleeping in the bed with there pet parents

//Pros and Cons of pets sleeping in the bed with there pet parents

Pros and Cons of pets sleeping in the bed with there pet parents

Let’s face it, about half of all pet owners share their bed with their pets!

There are positives and negatives to every situation in life. We’ll look at these pros and cons so you can determine what is best for you and your pet(s).


  1. Sleeping with our pets provides psychological benefits for us and fosters our social relationship with our pets.
  2. For some pet owners, they sleep better with their pets in the bed because they have a stronger sense of security and well-being.
  3. Sleeping with a pet feels more cozy and comforting from the warmth the pet provides.
  4. Pets can help people who suffer with anxiety become more relaxed by lowering their blood pressure and to sleep more deeply resulting in an overall feeling of being more well rested.
  5. Healthy, well-cared for pets are highly unlikely to transmit infectious diseases to their humans while sleeping together in bed.
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  1. Sleeping with large pets or multiple pets can result in sleep disruption.
  2. If your pet has obedience and/or aggression issues, you have to take into consideration, that as pack animals, your pet might begin to feel like they’re equals and, although they view the bed as a special place, feel like the bed is theirs, considering you to be the visitor sleeping according to their rules.
  3. You might be the culprit who disrupts your pet’s sleep by tossing and turning, causing your pet to be irritable and disruptive.
  4. Sleeping with your pet can become a hindrance to, and sometimes an alternative for, intimacy, often causing jealousy to arise in the couple’s relationship.
  5. If you are an allergy sufferer, your pet can bring allergens to bed with them, such as their dander and other environmental elements that attach themselves to the pet’s coat. Although quite rare, pets can transfer fleas/ticks, Ringworms, Pasteurella, and Chagas disease, making preventative measures even more imperative.

Armed with this list to take into consideration, as a concerned pet parent, you can make a more informed decision as to whether or not you will invite your pet into your bed.

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2017-11-01T10:05:28+00:00 November 1st, 2017|News|