Parenting & Childcare

Do You Allow Your Pets In The Bed?

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I have a very big dog, so no definitely not. I like my space when it comes to bed time.
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Yes my puppy sleeps at the foot of my bed. I don't mind it too much.
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No pets in my house and definitely no pets in my bed. Sounds like a health issue.
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No pets in my house and definitely no pets in my bed. Sounds like a health issue.
Related to feelings of safety and calm, touching pets raises levels of oxytocin in our bodies. Oxytocin, also known as the “cuddle chemical,” increases our feelings of relaxation, trust, and psychological stability.
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But Damin says most pet lovers won’t kick Fido out of bed, even if they discover their pets are causing allergy problems. For those people he recommends allergy shots to build up a tolerance to the pet dander that causes allergic reactions.

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When Ingrid and Shea Armour brought their new Weimaraner puppy, Cooper, home, they were determined to keep him off their bed. So they bought a dog crate, with a bed and fluffy blankets to ensure he had a warm, comfy place to sleep.
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My dog has his own bed but from time to time he will climb up and sleep with me. I guess he is just like the kids because they do the same thing.
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The Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center completed a study in which about half the patients had a pet — and 53% of those pet owners said their pets disturbed their sleep in some way nightly. Sleep deprivation, no matter the cause, can lead to decreased alertness, memory impairment, and other physical and mental health issues.
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No dogs are gross. Why would I put one in my bed?
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A smaller dog probably creates less of a disturbance than a Great Dane, but Krahn doesn’t have evidence supporting that. She suspects cats wander more at night, while dogs cuddle up in bed.

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