Telling man’s best friend to sleep on the floor is difficult to do. Dogs are cute, affectionate and lovable but they can also carry germs, ticks, fleas and even bacterial infections that can be passed on to you. Your bedding also makes a perfect place for your dog to track fecal matter. Aside from the ones just mentioned, here are some more gross reasons why you may want to stick to your guns on this one and ban your pooch from the bed.
Even though they are cute, dogs can leave a trail of fur behind wherever they sleep. Their fur is not only confined to your bed. Think about where you keep your clothes. Chances are if your dresser is anywhere near your bed, you will be walking around covered in dog hair all day. Encourage your dog to sleep on its bed where they are free to shed on their own private mattress!
9. Allergy Attacks
Even if you are not allergic to your dog, they can still carry all kinds of allergens. Dust and pollen easily stick to your dog’s fur when they are playing outside or even indoors. Inviting your dog on your bed with you is like rolling your sheets around in the same things that cause your allergies to act up. Investing in a quality air filter and keeping pets out of the bedroom is recommended by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America.