In last week’s blog post, I talked about what it means when your kitty sleeps next to you. There was a lot of debate in the comments section as to whether or not you should let your furry friend sleep next to you.
And, in this blog post, that’s something that I wanted to go over.
Let’s get started!
There are two schools of thought when it comes to letting your pet sleep with you on your bed.
I believe that every person is different which is why I think you should decide this on your own. So, I have decided to share the pros and cons of letting your kitty sleep in your bed.
Here we go.
Pros Of Your Cat Sleeping With You
Following are some of the pros of letting your cat sleep with you in your bed:
- Warm and Cosy – You and your cat are both winning as you get to share the heat of the bed. Snuggling next to a loved one at the end of the day is something to look forward to!
- Stress Relief – When you’ve had a particularly stressful day, there’s nothing more calming than getting into bed with your favorite fur baby and reading a good book or watching Netflix. Your kitty is good for your stress levels
Bond with your cat – As with any relationship, the more time you spend with your furry friend, the greater your bond will be. Most people are under the false assumption that cats are independent and don’t need a lot of time and attention—that’s just bonkers!
Cons Of Your Cat Sleeping With You
- Dirty Feet – Outdoor cats are particularly dirty at the end of the day and bring all sorts of mud and dirt on their paws to your bed. Add to that, your cat may toileting outside or using a litter tray and could transfer some of this dirt onto your bed
- Cats don’t sleep through the night – As is the case with my kitty, cats like to be active at night as they spend a lot of the day sleeping. So, your cat can successfully disturb your sleep!
- Allergies – For some people, cat hair in the bed causes them to get allergies. You can develop an allergy to pets that you never had before if you spend a lot of time in close contact with them!
Where do you stand in this debate? Do you let your cat sleep on your bed? Let us know in the comments.