Letting pets sleep in your bed can kill you!

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  1. Sweet72947

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    Yet another article from the fearmongerers. I find this one amusing. In comment to the case where a kid got the plague from sharing his bed with a flea infested cat, who lets their kid sleep with a flea infested animal??? That's disgusting.

    Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie in Your Bed Can Kill You

     
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    Is it funny, that this is the only thing in this article that stuck out to me?
     
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    Most U.S. households have pets, and more than half of those cats and dogs are allowed to sleep in their owner's beds, Drs. Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Ben Sun, chief veterinarian for California's Department of Health, say in a study to be published in next month's issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emerging Infectious Diseases.

    if that was the case, more than half of us would be dead.

    Been sleeping with them for 46 years and still kicking.
     
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    Yeah, this article showed up on another forum too. Dumbest thing I've read in a while. I send my 2nd graders to school everyday surrounded by far more nasty germs my dogs could ever hope to carry.

    Here was the rebuttal blog - hilarious :)
    Huh? Sleeping with my dog is dangerous? | PawshPal.com Blog
     
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    Seriously??? Are we only at risk if we sleep with them? Do we not have contact with them any other time of day? Or are diseases only caught during sleep?
     
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    yeah.. I think I'll take my chances.
     
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    How many of us admit to others that we sleep with our furry friends?

    So what, it's taboo or something? :confused: I agree, I'll take my chances. :rolleyes:
     
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    What is really weird is the report itself . . . almost all the serious incidents were one off freak events, or extremely rare occurrences.

    Yeah, the risk is real. So is being struck by lightning.

    And the common stuff is um, generally not associated with the pet sleeping in your bed, and isn't lethal either.

    Hey, CDC, you have important things to do! Knock it off.
     
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    If you are talking about Barney, that dog gave plenty of "warnings" and body language that said he did not want to be handled, did you actually see that video??
    Not to mention the guy rushed up and thrust his hand into the dog's face - who does that, after seeing the dog's signals??
     
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    "Any area licked by a pet, especially an open wound, should be immediately washed with soap and water."

    I need to clean all my windows with some disinfectant (and maybe a blow torch), my little plague puppies have been working on their dog snot art.

    Hope the author of this article never uses a public bathroom.

    One more month and we could have stuck four candles in a cake and sung Happy Birthday to this thread.
     
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    Just another case where INCREASING THE RISK is pretty meaningless. If the risk is 0.1% and then you double it... oh, well. *yawn*

    This goes in the bin with "flying increases your risk of dying in an airplane crash" and "swimming increases your risk of drowning."
     
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    Did you know that you're at risk of disease if you sleep with another person as well!!!!????

    Omg....ruuuuun.
     
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    Exactly. They forgot to do their math. :rolleyes:
     
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    Hahahaha, my son's first year in school, I swear he was home sick more than in class. I used to call him "Mommy's Little Petri Dish". I think even the dog was afraid to sleep with him.
     
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    Yeah ... and humans aren't walking germ factories, right? Sleeping with a fellow member of my species makes me far more nervous than sharing my home with a dog.

    Honestly, unless there is an allergy issue, I don't think there is much to fear, though I have run into my fair share of people who who are all like ... "ewww" when I mention I share my home with 5 dogs. Yet, our house doesn't smell, is not dirty etc ...
     
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    Much of these problems are rare. I think I'll take my chances and sleep with my dogs. :D
     
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    Risk of Letting dog sleep in your bed

    Although it is risky but in the case of small puppies its not so dangerous and its also depend upon the breed of dogs. If anyone loves puppy in their bed then they must have to do proper care of their dogs such as daily dog wash. This is the best way to take care of these loving ones.. Everyone knows dogs are the best friend of human beings and its all about caring them with sense. However keep the little kids away as much as possible from dogs.
     
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