8. Bacterial Infections
Your pet’s mouth and nose are not as clean as you would like to think. Sleeping with your dog may be more dangerous than sleeping with bedbugs, according to research. Dog’s mouths are full of bacteria that can infect humans, especially those with immature or impaired immune systems. Sleeping with your dog may put you in closer contact with the germs that reside in its mouth and nose, which has even been linked to contracting meningitis.
Sleeping with a dog that has fleas is the best way for you to contract them too. Fleas love to bounce around from host to host. Allowing your dog to sleep on your bed means there are at least eight hours every night where you and your pet are free to swap fleas. Fleas may also decide to make a home in your bed sheets, so even if your dog is not on your bed, you may still be contracting them. Now you know why you were scratching just after Fido left the bed this morning.