Is It OK To Sleep With My Pets?

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To most dog and cat owners, their pets are like members of the family. So much so, in fact, that sleeping with a dog or cat in the bed seems completely fine and normal. But, is it? Here are some tips if you’re thinking about the pros and cons of lying down with dogs – and waking up with Kitty…
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Pet Training

Forget training your cat. They just don’t get it. Dogs are much better at learning what you want them to know. Try putting a cat’s perch near a window. They love looking out for a little night foraging action. When they’re not stalking you in their dreams…
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Comfy Pet Beds

Dogs take to a comfy bed more readily than cats, since they can dig in and zone out. But cats love them too and can get quite territorial. Especially if they’re competing with Fido…
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Keep Cats Active Daily

Try to make sure your cat is most active in the daytime. Cats sleep up to 20 hours a day, so the more active they are when you’re awake, the more likely they’ll sleep through the night…
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Regular Sleep Patterns

Most of us have a routine, including bedtime hours. Try to stick to one that your pet can get used to as well. There’s nothing like an internal clock for a good night’s sleep. For all mammals…
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Pet Bathroom Habits

Just like the kids before a long car trip, try to train your pets to use the potty before bedtime. Just like us, when you gotta go, you gotta go…
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Bedroom Pet Doors

You know those back door pet access doors? Try installing one on the bedroom door. Make sure they go both ways though…
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Pet Bed Territory

If practical, have a larger bed so your pet can stake out a territory at the foot. Both dogs and cats sleep better if their spot is secure nightly…
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Keep Pet Beds Clean

Cats are more prone to cleanliness, but both respond to odors, especially their own. Neither will prefer a pet bed if it’s wet or soiled. Keep a pet bed dry and clean and you’ll both sleep better at night…
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Just Give In…

Most pet owners say they actually sleep better with their pets snuggled up against them, dog or cat. Dogs are a better choice, since they can also provide some real security. As for cats? Well, get used to being called “Crazy Cat Lady/Guy”…
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