New Study Says Sleeping With Your Dog Can Spread Infectious Disease (Whatever!)

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I see a lot of health research headlines online each day, but this one almost made me spit out my iced-tea. Apparently some new report recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that dog owners can contract all sorts of crazy sounding ailments if they share a bed with their pooch (or any pet for that matter). The report claims researchers from the University of California found that owners “came down with parasitic bugs, bacterial sinus infections, and even meningitis after sleeping with, kissing, and being licked frequently by their dog or cat.” Um..yuck! Now, I’ve made it no secret that we made room for Karma in our bed, and I can still say now after reading this that I have zero regrets about it…

Now granted these are serious accusations. But I’m no scientist, and as many pet-lovers as there are who I know like love to snuggle up with them, there would be a whole hell of a lot more people walking around with meningitis right now if this were even close to as probable as they’re implying. There would be outbreaks of infectious diseases at all local vets and dog parks near you. I’m not buying it. Are you?

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7 Responses to New Study Says Sleeping With Your Dog Can Spread Infectious Disease (Whatever!)

  1. Me and animals in the bed just do mix. But you do know Karma is going to have to go once the babies get here, right?? LOL!

  2. *sorry mean to say DON'T mix. LOL!

  3. Naomi says:

    I didn't want our dog to sleep in bed with us at first, but now I am the biggest fan! I know its probably gross in a lot of ways, but I try to think that instead of being exposed to extra germs, etc. I am making my immune system stronger! LOL

    • ManWifeDog says:

      I think I prefer to look at it the same way too Naomi — helps me sleep at…and I could never stop her from giving me kisses. I don't care. Don't they say a dog's mouth is cleaner than ours? Think I heard that somewhere.

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  5. on the internet a lot of scattered articles that discuss topics such as the post authors, but maybe in this blog I can get what I want. thanks.

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