Are you a cat or dog lover, and have pets at home? Do you often sleep with your pet cat or dog? You are not alone. A survey conducted in America noted that 50% of pet dogs sleep together with their owners, and 63% of pet cats have the habit of sleeping in their owner’s bed.
Benefits of sleeping with a pet cat or dog
A study from the Mayo Clinic in 2015 explains why many people enjoy sleeping with their pets. Sleeping with a pet creates a sense of security in some people. Pets make the bed warmer and more comfortable, making owners relaxed and feel safe. People who live alone, or those who are unable to sleep with their partners for work reasons, benefit greatly from sleeping with pets.
Pets can be a source of disease
Diseases that can be transmitted from animals are called zoonoses. According to the CDC website, before you allow your pets to sleep together, it’s a good idea to make sure that your pet has been vaccinated with the necessary vaccines such as rabies. Also, schedule your pet for regular flea and worm cleaning at the vet. Thus, you can be free from the threat of diseases that can be transmitted by animals and can sleep with your pet in peace.
Apart from parasites present in animals, your pet’s habits can also be a source of problems. Pets usually love to lick you. Although they may feel fun and adorable, their licks can … Read More