Experts Warn Against Letting Your Dog Sleep In The Same Bed As You
Bad news for dog lovers who love nothing more than cuddling up with their pets in bed. Scientists reveal that although half of Australian pet owners allow their pets into bed with them not many are aware of the associated health risks.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics half of Australians share their beds with their beloved pets. What they don’t know however is that this habit comes with some pretty serious health implications.
Scientists say viruses and microscopic dust mite faeces can reside on pets and shed into your bed while you sleep. Dog faeces may contain several types of microorganisms potentially harmful for humans. Bacteria that are harmful for the intestinal tract and cause diarrhoea include Campylobacter, Salmonella, Yersinia and E. coli.