There are many questions that keep pet owners up at night. Common ones are how should I feed my pet and should I let my pet sleep with me at night? We’d love to help you better figure out if you should allow your dog to sleep in the same bed as you at night.
Dogs can be some of our best furry friends. They also take on a number of highly important jobs. They are often brought into human homes to be protectors, friends, and to provide support for both emotional and physical needs.
It often feels like they’ve been there when no one else has. Often pet owners feel as though their puppy or older god understands them the best. Because of this, pet owners often want to allow their furry friends to sleep with them at night because of the comfort that they receive from the closeness.
This has caused controversy within the pet-owning community. One faction believes that allowing your dog to sleep with you at night is a bad idea, while others simply love it. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturer’s Association, 42 percent of all dog owners allow their pets to sleep with them at night.
Allowing your dog to sleep in your bed at night can be normal and is not something you need to be afraid of doing. In fact, allowing your pet to sleep with you at night does actually have some benefits.
For example, did you know that sleeping with your dog can increase your feelings of security allowing you to sleep better at night? This is especially true for women. According to a study conducted by Canisius College, women who bedshared with their dogs felt stronger feelings of comfort and security.
But these aren’t just feelings. Humanity has consistently turned to their dogs for protection. Historically, dogs and their animal counterparts (like dingos) have been brought into the human family as a protector. And according to research, families with dogs in their homes are less likely to be the victim of property crimes like burglary and vandalism.
However, there are some reasons when you should not sleep with your pet. You should not sleep with your dog if you are susceptible to allergies or if you are concerned about the spread of diseases. Another reason why you might not want to sleep with your pet is if they have any behavioral issues.
In this infographic by SleePare, they outline not only the potential benefits of sleeping with your dog but also the possible reasons why you should avoid the practice. Check out the infographic today to determine if sleeping with your pet is right for you.