Cuddling with your pet can be the best part of your day, but they can ruin your rest. Making noise, moving around, and sitting on you are all staples of the nighttime cuddle experience. Indoor/outdoor pets can bring germs, dirt, and even fleas to your bed. Sleeping next to a cat increases your chances of catching Cat-Scratch Disease. Allergies can significantly worsen. You’re not just cuddling with your pet, you’re cuddling with every bug, fifth, and bacteria attached to them. The price your health pays is not worth a few extra cuddles at night.
Dog crates provide a safe and secure place for your furry friend to sleep. Dogs need a safe space where they can self-soothe, avoid stress, and relax. Sleeping in a crate will provide that security. While a crate can seem confining or cruel, the vast majority of dog trainers and vets see them as a necessity. However, you can just let your dog sleep where it wants in the house, as long as it’s not the bed.