Ain’t this some shit….after listening for many years that a dog’s mouth was cleaner than an human being. We all fell for those scientific reports that allege our fuzzy creatures were safe as long as they went to the veterinarian for their annual checkups. After reading this article last week…I have been kicking the cat and the dog to the floor. They are looking at me like I lost my mind? No I didn’t lose my mind but better to play it safe than sorry. Still love my furry creatures but now I have a different perspective….they need to sleep in their own beds. I am over the cute little creature moments with my furry creatures. My husband was right after all….he hates an animal sleeping in the same bed where he lays his precious body. Go figure!
More than 60% of American households have a pet, and depending on the survey, 14% to 62% let their dogs and cats sleep with them. That can be dangerous, says Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University of California-Davis school of veterinary medicine.
“There are private places in the household, and I think our pets should not go beyond next to the bed,” Chomel says. “Having a stuffed animal in your bed is fine, not a real one.”
There’s plague (yes, bubonic plague, i.e. the Black Death); chagas disease, which can cause life-threatening heart and digestive system disorders; and cat-scratch disease, which can also come from being licked by infected cats. Though many people love getting licked or planting a kiss on a pet, it may not be such a good idea, the authors say.