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Should Cats or Dogs Sleep in Bed with You? We Ask Vet Professionals What They Do
Vet Street via Yahoo! Shine ^ | 4/24/14 | Kristen Seymour

Posted on 04/24/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

It's a topic so divisive that it has been known to be a significant factor in choosing a spouse: Do you let your pet sleep in your bed with you?

In some households, it's the norm. All pets are allowed everywhere, all the time. In others, it's no pets on any furniture, ever. But in many, the answer lies somewhere in between: Perhaps the cat or small dog is given a spot to snuggle, but the Great Dane has to remain on the floor.

Many factors come into play, of course. Some pet owners suffer from allergies and sleeping with a face full of fur only exacerbates them, or maybe they can't deal with the dirt a dog would track onto the duvet. But plenty of pet owners - and veterinary professionals - can't imagine drifting off to sleep without their kitty or Cocker Spaniel cuddled up nearby.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping; kristenseymour
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1 posted on 04/24/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

2 posted on 04/24/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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3 posted on 04/24/2014 12:13:37 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bwahaha!!!


4 posted on 04/24/2014 12:15:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Cats and dogs, sleeping together..."


5 posted on 04/24/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Slings and Arrows

No one sleeps in my bed unless I’m married to it.

But given the rapid change in marriage laws, I may just soon be able to marry Mr. Whiskers.

(I’m so confused!)


6 posted on 04/24/2014 12:16:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoky_%28dog%29


7 posted on 04/24/2014 12:19:14 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Slings and Arrows
My animals are welcome to sleep on the bed with me. As long as they are clear that it's not a grooming station, gym, puke bucket, or platform for an animal operatic solo. Sleep, or get flying lessons.

/johnny

8 posted on 04/24/2014 12:20:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Slings and Arrows

As long as they keep my feet warm...


9 posted on 04/24/2014 12:21:27 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Tell ‘em about the twinkie, Igon...”


10 posted on 04/24/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Do you let your pet sleep in your bed with you?

Let?

I've got cats. There is no "let."

11 posted on 04/24/2014 12:22:54 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Slings and Arrows

I cant tell when the cat gets onto the bed it like a feather weight
5AM is a dif story,I walks on my back legs head and all else


12 posted on 04/24/2014 12:25:38 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’ve never fallen asleep with any dogs next to me but I sure as hell have woken up with a few!


13 posted on 04/24/2014 12:27:56 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: RoosterRedux

I’ve got cats. There is no “let.”


We shut ours in the bathroom at night.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 12:29:31 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: capydick

“I’ve never fallen asleep with any dogs next to me but I sure as hell have woken up with a few!”

I’ll bet they were foxes when you went to bed...

It’s amazing how liquor can transform things.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Slings and Arrows

16 posted on 04/24/2014 12:32:31 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Slings and Arrows

No.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 12:32:58 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bulldog (100 lbs) gets to sleep in bed.

Mastiff (205 lbs) does not.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 12:33:50 PM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shadow and Bobbie (the former Miss Hissy Slashy) sleep on the
bed with us. Lucas sleeps in a heated cat bed in the living room.

He doesn’t get along with the girls very well. There are no fights
or mayhem. They just avoid each other. They’re all adults.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 12:34:03 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows
I use my two cats (one at a time) like Teddy bears. They used to not like this.

On a cold night, they keep me warm.

And they have come to appreciate the Teddy-bear-approach-to-being-a-cat

Also, my cats like to kill flying insects like mosquitos. So having them near me will keep me from getting bitten while I am sleeping.

20 posted on 04/24/2014 12:34:36 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The dog is welcome to sleep with our children but there are, um, grown-up things that wouldn’t happen with an audience present. Even a dog.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 12:37:01 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Slings and Arrows

My wife told me right from the beginning that her dog slept with her and if I didn’t like it I could just move on. We’ve had quite an assortment of bedmates over the last 36 years. My dog even has her own pillow.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 12:38:30 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: JRandomFreeper
The purring of my cat is rather like white noise and actually assists me in drifting off to sleep.
23 posted on 04/24/2014 12:38:59 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL!


24 posted on 04/24/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dogs must stay on the floor.

Cats may go on anything I can sit on, but nothing more than that. Absolutely no feet or anything worse on food-bearing surfaces.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 1rudeboy; Tax-chick

That’s how Knuckles would prefer it. Lol


26 posted on 04/24/2014 12:42:27 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My pets have always been welcome to share sleeping quarters-both my husbands felt the same. My cats sleep on the bed, but my Husky won’t stay on a bed or couch more than a few minutes-I guess it is just too warm for all that fur from hell-she likes her pet bed or a rug...


27 posted on 04/24/2014 12:42:42 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

First world problems.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 12:43:37 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Big Red Clay

205 .. Dang


29 posted on 04/24/2014 12:43:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

People have.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 12:44:20 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: RoosterRedux

Good point.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 12:45:26 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: capydick
but I sure as hell have woken up with a few!

Clearly, you need another drink.

32 posted on 04/24/2014 12:46:27 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Agreed, sir. Although, I will say that there has been the time or two that I’ve riled up one of the critters, just to aggravate Mrs. PubliusMM.
Keeps things ‘fresh’, dontcha know.


33 posted on 04/24/2014 12:46:42 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Big Red Clay

I didnt know they made dogs that big. That must be one solid animal.


34 posted on 04/24/2014 12:47:30 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 04/24/2014 12:47:46 PM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: GeronL

My golden can lay in bed with us, but when the lights go out, he knows it’s time to leave the bed.

Then around 5 am he will jump back on the bed.


36 posted on 04/24/2014 12:49:20 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I don’t like anything walking on my face. But it happens.


37 posted on 04/24/2014 12:49:31 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Slings and Arrows

The cat sleeps on my feet, or sometimes in the bend of my knees if I am on my side. At first he would get down if I changed position much, but now, he just resettles once I have moved. I guess he likes me.


38 posted on 04/24/2014 12:52:08 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Slings and Arrows
There are two types of pet owners:

1. Those who allow their pets to sleep with them on the bed

2. Those who lie about it


39 posted on 04/24/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Slings and Arrows
cat bed photo:  tumblr_luzm1gZmxA1qkoq74.gif
40 posted on 04/24/2014 12:53:16 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: JRandomFreeper

Our three cats know that routine very well. They frequently get up close while we sleep and know how to get close without waking us. But, any unacceptable behavior will cause them to get an immediate and unceremonious boost to the floor. It’s a king bed and there is plenty of room as long as they respect our territory as the alpha cats.


41 posted on 04/24/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RoosterRedux
I've got cats. There is no "let."

My best cat ever, Jean-Marie (zhon-muhri), was banned from the bed when he hissed at Mrs. Sivana when she was trying to make the bed in the morning.

We closed the bedroom door at night. After we had fallen asleep, he managed to get the door open, and KNEW ENOUGH TO PUSH IT SHUT AGAIN BEHIND HIM.

He quietly slept by our feet, and it took weeks to figure out how he was making his way in. Great cat!
42 posted on 04/24/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Our Old English Sheep dog is our burglar alarm. She sleeps very lightly, and is off the bed in seconds if there is a noise outside. Her bark will scare anyone away and wake me in the process.


43 posted on 04/24/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My dog can’t read.


44 posted on 04/24/2014 12:59:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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45 posted on 04/24/2014 1:04:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: CGASMIA68

You’re lucky, my cat does that at 3AM. I’m out of bed before 4 and the cat takes the whole bed for herself.


46 posted on 04/24/2014 1:05:25 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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47 posted on 04/24/2014 1:05:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
My two cats sleep on my bed.

The girl has her own bed - far away from me - the boy gets as close as he can and likes to "make bread".

I keep an old sheet on top of my comforter - cheaper and easier to wash.

48 posted on 04/24/2014 1:05:47 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: RoosterRedux
I've got cats. There is no "let."

What you said.

49 posted on 04/24/2014 1:05:59 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: cuban leaf

Do you sleep with earplugs too? Caterwauling is very well named. :-)


50 posted on 04/24/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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