Allowing your dog to sleep in the bed with you is not an easy decision. It is a way of spoiling him, even if you do not wish to let him stay alone at night. There are no strict rules about your dog sharing your bed or not.
Lying down with dogs may result in chewed bedding, unnecessary fleas, and senior dogs face sleep challenges like seniors. Eventually, it is you to determine if you are comfortable sleeping on the bed with your dog. It is your choice.
Why to avoid sleeping in the bed with your dog?
Loving your dog does not mean sleeping in the bed with your dog. A few good reasons to avoid sleeping with your dog are:
- The bed size may affect the sleeping arrangements. Some dog breeds are large, medium, or giant size, and if there are multiple dogs, it is a problem to accommodate them on your bed.
- Consider bed height. Small breeds may face difficulty with tall beds and it may be dangerous for them to jump down.
Disturbing sleep may occur. The dogs sleeping with your may disturb by barking, snoring, scratching or turning around that settling down to sleep can cause a stir. Thus, interrupting sleep causes health issues to you.
Consider the avoidance of sleeping with dogs as even with flea preventatives, there is always a chance for tick or stray flea finding way into your bed. Therefore, people with medical conditions should not consider sleeping with dog. For dander-free sleep, keeping puppy away from the bedroom is the right option, even in a HEPA filtered room.
Compromised immune systems may range from HIV to chemotherapy treatments. Safety and health concerns are related to people and also to the dog. Small- sized breeds can get rolled out of the bed and get injured or even worse.
Factors to consider
It is not good to sleep with your dog as it may come between you and your partner. Dogs suddenly become possessive and guards one partner, dampening your relationships. The bed privilege becomes a reason to drift away. Some dogs believe the bed to be their territory and show signs of aggression. If such things happen, you should curb its aggression by not allowing it to enter the bedroom.
It is not all bad, there are benefits on letting your dog sleep in the bed with you. It helps you relax and strengthen the bond. There is less sleep disturbance when a dog is next to you, when you are all alone in your home. What is right is your decision, think over and act.
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