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Why you shouldn't sleep with your fur babies

Posted by Ryan Baldwin on

Sleep cat

It might seem impawssible, but here are 3 good reasons why your fuzzy friend shouldn’t share your bed.

 

Allergies

Allergies


I know this only applies to some but if you or anyone in your home suffer from asthma or allergies, the pet has got to go. Outside that is, don’t get rid of your fur-baby. Derek Damin from Kentuckiana Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Louisville, Kentucky encourages pet owners with allergies to use a HEPA filter whilst keeping the pets out of the room. Too stubborn? My dear friend, you or your family member sharing the bed with your furry buddy will need an allergy shot pronto.

 

Restless Pets

Restless Pets


If your furry friend doesn’t climb all over you, scratch the carpet, or hit you in the face, consider yourself lucky. Pets can be pesky, especially when you're trying to get a goodnights sleep. Felines and Canines alike will roll, jump and move all over the bed. These endless motions can negatively impact your sleep pattern. A study conducted by Mayo Clinic found that more than 50% of cat and dog owners are interrupted by their pets, nightly. In cases such as these, your pets should be kept in a separate room.

 

The Dog House

Sleeping on the couch


Nothing beats a snuggle from your best buddy, but your partner may not feel the same way. Even if you ‘could’ sleep through a nuclear apocalypse, your partner may not be able to. Avoid ending up on the couch, keep your partner happy by banishing your best buddy there instead. Ask yourself: "would you rather sleep on the cold, uncomfortable couch or in a warm bed?" If you opt for the latter, it's time to say "bye, bye pooch".

 


What Can You Do?

 

Keep them out

Sick man in bed


It may seem an impossible task but keeping your furry friend out of your bed permanently can be done. Encourage your pooch to stay off the bed, by only providing attention when Fido’s on the floor. Cats on the other hand, are a bit more of a challenge. Veterinary Technician Ingrid Johnson recommends giving your feline friends some kibble before bed, whilst placing a cat condo by the window with the porch light on. According to Johnson: “moths and bugs flying around the windows is like reality TV for cats.” So there you have it folks, if you want to keep your furry friend out of your bed, follow these simple tips.


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