Sleeping With Your Pets Can Be Unhealthy

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    Sleeping With Your Pets Can Be Unhealthy, Study Says

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Do you let your pet sleep with you? It could be hazardous to your health.

    Sound crazy? A new study says a surprising number of people allow their pets to curl up with them, and it could actually be risky. But are the new findings overblown? What dangers could you face from close contact with your pets?

    Sleeping With Your Pets Can Be Unhealthy, Study Says « CBS Chicago
     
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    I am glad you found this before Xtoxi. Can't be any worse than smoking or drinking, and emotionally it might balance out and be a positive.
     
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    The problem is that when I catch cat-scratch fever, the cats won't move. Anybody else have this problem?
     
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    Yes......thousands of people die each year from sleeping with their pets

    If their pet is a Grizzly Bear
     
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    Right...I think they are mostly concerned with parasites. And with yearly check ups and other preventable drugs that are available this shouldn't be too much of a problem. Here is an article on the other side of this debate...

    My Pet World: Sleeping with pets has more benefits than risks, in most cases

    "I can tell you humans have shared their sleeping spaces with dogs (actually ancestors of today's dogs) since the Stone Age," Kornegay says. "The human/animal bond has more benefits than potential risks, which are minimized with regular veterinary exams".

    My Pet World: Sleeping with pets has more benefits than risks, in most cases - TwinCities.com
     
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    My sheep has a clean bill of health.
     
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    No, but I like dogs because "Puppy Love" doesn't wear off so quickly with a dog.

    And because they are good foot warmers. :)
     
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    I would kick Monty out of bed, but he hates that. And I gotta live with him.
     
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