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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Letting sleeping dogs lie...

...in your bed can kill you. This article includes cats as well.


I understand their concerns but I would sleep poorly if I didn't have kitties on my feet. I'll just take the precautions and deal with the risk.

Honestly, I'm more likely to die of the flu than die of a pet sharing my bed with me.

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Reading the responses is my favorite part:

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"ADMIT" they sleep with their pets..... huh. Me thinks the reporting is suspect. Why not write "SAY" they sleep with their pets. I SAY I sleep with my two Toy Aussies and what a joy it is! Snugglie warm and oh so soft. My husband sleeps in a different room because he snores and farts and takes up way to much space. The dogs are most welcome anytime. I will risk the "Plague" over his nonsense anynight. Yeeeesh. Some one writing a thesis somewhere is stretching reality pretty thin.
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Talk to me about some of importance..like if my Toy Poodle sleeps with my college friend..contracts AIDS...and passes it on to me or my children.
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I guess we (my wife and I) are going to get the plague.
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I read this article to Buddy, my no-longer-stray mutt, as he lay on my bed with his head on the pillow. He stretched, rolled his eyes and went back to sleep.

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Well then, i must be very lucky. I've slept with a pet in my bed for as long as I can remember and even before.

My mom has pictures of my dad's hunting dog sleeping in my crib with me. She slept with me until she died when I was 4.

I got my own dog then and she slept in bed with me until SHE died @ 11.

I got my next dog then and she slept with me until SHE died when @ 16+.

I got married and our Malamute slept on our bed as did the cat and after my divorce I got MowMow.

If Mow isn't in bed with me I wake up. I'm so used to having his furry little warm body up against my face I can't sleep without him.

The theme of the people who got sick seems to be that they were already ill with some open sore/disease/ whatever and/or the pet was infested with fleas/was dirty/ etc. Healthy human + healthy & well cared for pet = no big deal.
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I don't sleep with Nebbie... a'course, that's because she won't let me sleep, and insists on walking all over me at night!
Then there's times like now... when I'm up and out of bed, she's curled up in the middle and fast asleep
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I can't sleep without my kids tucked in safe beside me! They don't have fleas or worms and aren't going to kill me. They might eat me if I died in my sleep, but at that point, I'm already dead, so who cares.

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My mom has pictures of my dad's hunting dog sleeping in my crib with me. She slept with me until she died when I was 4.

I got my own dog then and she slept in bed with me until SHE died @ 11.

I got my next dog then and she slept with me until SHE died when @ 16+.
Holy cow! You're killing your animals, not the other way around!


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holy cow! you're killing your animals, not the other way around!

lmao!!
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You don't have to share your bed with your animal to be bitten by a flea and contract the plague. I am pretty sure that fleas will bite you any chance that they can get! Many of the other situations can be managed by basic hygeine like washing your hands after being scratched by an animal, or playing with their food.

The zoonotic experts need to get out of the lab and get real lives.


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Oh, good grief! I think I'll take my chances with my girls...plague notwithstanding.
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They might eat me if I died in my sleep, but at that point, I'm already dead, so who cares.
Ewwwwwww . . .



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