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Should Pets Be Allowed in Our Bed?

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Our pets are our lives, but should this mean we keep them in our beds? Well, we’re going to write you a story.

Picture this: you’ve just brought home your new Golden Retriever puppy, Alfie. He’s just a baby (JUST A BABY) and looks exactly like Marley from Marley and Me. You basically spend every waking hour with him when you are at home.

You’re getting ready for bed and just about to turn off the lights, when he looks up at you with those literal puppy eyes and more or less says, “Don’t leave me here all alone on the cold, hard floor.” Your heart swells with love and sympathy, so how could you resist? Do you let him crawl beneath the bedsheets? Everyone does it, right?

Many pet owners would agree that sleeping with their pet seems harmless. However, sharing the bed can come with some drawbacks. First of all though, let’s talk about the main benefits of letting your pet sleep on the bed.

Benefits of Sharing a Bed with Your Pet



Sleeping with your pet can be a great bonding experience for both parties. Dogs and cats provide their owners with physical comfort and support, strengthening your bond and relationship, which can help your pet to feel more at home!


For dog owners in particular, sharing your bed with your pet every night can be a great security measure if you have any concerns about break ins. Regardless of how your dog would react to any intruders, they’re a great deterrent to any burglars and provide you with a sense of safety at night.

Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Studies have shown that sleeping with your pet can help elevate your mood and reduce stress and anxiety levels. These reduced levels of stress and anxiety levels may also help you to get a better night’s sleep! Win-win.

Drawbacks of Sharing a Bed with Your Pet


Fleas and Parasites

Unfortunately, cats and dogs are notorious for fleas. If you regularly welcome your pet into bed for a snuggle at night, then you may also be welcoming their fleas too. Although easily treated, having fleas is an unpleasant experience for both you and your pets and lead to an uncomfortable night’s sleep.


If your cat or dog is prone to shedding then don’t expect your bed to escape from the mess! It’s no secret to most pet owners how much of a nightmare it can be to forever be hoovering up your dog or cat’s fur from around the house, so if you don’t fancy adding another chore to the list then maybe it’s best to avoid sleeping with your pet.


It’s not a good idea to share the bed with your pet if you suffer from allergies, even if they’re not pet related. Those who suffer from asthma or are sensitive to pollen and dust, may find their allergies being triggered from sharing the bed with a dog or cat.

So we’ll leave it up to you to decided what’s best but If you do decide to sleep alone, it’s important to make sure that you provide them with a safe and cosy bed at night. Sleepeezee stock a wide range of pet beds for that optimise comfort and hygiene.

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