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Is Sharing Sheets With Your Pooch Healthy?

The latest research questions the benefits of sharing your bed with pets, revealing potential sleep disturbances. Explore the complex relationship between pet co-sleeping habits and the quest for undisturbed slumber.

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  • Recent studies suggest that pet parents whose dog or cat shares their bed experience a variety of sleep disturbances
  • One way to reasonably assure a good night’s sleep alongside your pet is to provide your dog or cat ample physical and mental stimulation during the day, and bedtime rituals that complement their natural instincts
  • Setting bedtime ground rules on day one with a new pet is the best way to avoid challenging situations going forward
  • If you find it necessary down the line to have your pet sleep elsewhere than your bed, it can be done, although it will take consistency and patience

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