Is it bad to have your dog sleep in bed with you?

Asked By: Zaria Koelpin
Date created: Fri, Feb 19, 2021 5:58 AM
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Go ahead and sleep with your dog—it's perfectly safe, as long as you are both healthy.

In fact, sharing your bedroom with your canine companion—as long as he isn't under the covers—may actually improve your sleep, according to recent research published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Answered By: Carolyne Bashirian
Date created: Sat, Feb 20, 2021 8:01 AM
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Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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The average dog sleeps for about 12 to 14 hours per 24-hour cycle.

That's just the beginning, though.

Puppies, who expend a lot of energy exploring and learning may need as much as 18 to 20 hours.

Older dogs also tend to need more rest, as do certain breeds.

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That is because it is in their nature to sleep in a pile on top of each other and it's when they feel most secure and comfortable - snuggled up against their littermates.

A recent survey found that as many as 50 percent of dog owners let their dogs sleep on the bed.

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Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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Generally, you shouldn't start running with your puppy before six months of age; any earlier and you can risk affecting his growing joints and muscles.

Some large and giant breeds may not be ready until later.

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The result is that they need more total sleep in order to log enough of the restorative kind that they need.

The average dog sleeps for about 12 to 14 hours per 24-hour cycle.

That's just the beginning, though.

Puppies, who expend a lot of energy exploring and learning may need as much as 18 to 20 hours.

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