Posted on April 08 2011
Dogs and cats are pack animals who crave their owner’s attention and proximity. As a beloved member of your family, your pets are less anxious, and much more at ease, in a familiar space of their own. According to Dr. R.J. Peters, pets’ territorial needs are fulfilled when they have a designated sleep space that is close to their owners.
Some people are concerned about the potential for the spread of disease when sharing their bed with the family mascot. There are a handful of diseases that are considered zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted to humans from animals. A few examples include Rabies, parasitic infections, fungal infections, and even plague.
Another benefit of giving “Spot” a designated sleeping spot is that all the pet hair remains in one place, creating a cleaner environment overall.
For many Americans, the master bedroom is considered the heart of the home. Many families opt to use the majority of their home décor budget in creating a comfortable, yet fashionable space, where they can relax, watch TV and unwind after a hard day.
Attempting to sleep with your pet in your bed can be a personal space nightmare. How many times have you woken up, crammed awkwardly into a small corner, while your pet reposed in fully-extended glory? Even the smallest dogs are known to make any movement at night impossible.
Check out our large selection of dog beds which will allow your pet to sleep close to you but not in your bed. Your pet can sleep snugly next to you without intruding in your sleep space so you can get a "dog-gone" good night's sleep!