Pet bed: At least 50% of homes in Nigeria have one form of pet or the other, the type of pet varies from home to home. However, cats and dogs are the most kept home pets respectively depending on the preference of the individual. What is common among’st these homes is the fast rising trend of Nigerian pet owners sharing their beds with their pets and this is dangerous; medical experts advice.
The transmission of disease from pets to humans is called zoonosis and the chances of contracting diseases from animals is very high if they do not stay outside. The chances shoots up if they go outside, as they stand the risk of getting infected with parasites, virus or bacteria from another animals during a fight, eating a prey animal, eating feces of an infected animal or walking in a contaminated area.
Asthma and Allergies
If you already have animal allergies or asthma, you should not allow animals sleep in your bed or even your room. Animals shed skin and it travels throughout the house, as well as accumulates on surfaces throughout the house. For this reason, your bedroom door should be closed throughout the day.
Lower Quality of Sleep
Here are a few ways animals can reduce the quality of your sleep:
- Animals can be quite noisy at night and that can keep their owners up. Cats are nocturnal animals and are programmed to hunt at night and it is not uncommon for them to make noise when you are trying to sleep.
- Pets tend to want to sleep on you and this can be problematic as they can raise your core temperature. Research has shown that the optimum temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees, so having a warm body on you during the night can prevent quality sleep.
- When you sleep with a smaller animal, you worry about rolling over on your pet while you sleep. This anxiety will reduce the quality of your sleep. pet bed
DISEASES YOU CAN GET FROM PETS
- Cat scratch fever (CSD)
- Campylobacter infection
- Cryptosporidium infection
- Round worm
- Hook worm pet bed
How You Can Prevent Getting Sick from Your Pet
- Get the their own bed
- Keep your pets indoor
- Keep their nails trimmed
- Wash your hands after petting them
- Wash your hands after working in dirt or outdoor activities
- Check them for fleas
- Vacuum frequently
- Keep their pet beds from the kitchen and areas where you store food
- Don’t fed them uncooked meat
- Vaccinate them