5 Things to Be Aware of When Letting Your Cat in Your Bed
It was found that 62% of cats sleep with their adult owners, and 13% sleep with children. Cats are cute and it’s only natural that you want to keep them cuddled up next to you, but in reality, this can come with some risks and it may not be a great idea.
We at Bright Side gathered a few reasons for why keeping your bed a cat-free zone might be for the best.
They might have fleas or other parasites.
When you share your bed with your cat, you’re also sharing it with any parasites it might have. For example, fleas. A single flea can live on your pet for almost 2 months, and they can be difficult to get rid of if your cat isn’t on regular flea prevention.
They may bring litter box debris into your bed.
Litter boxes are not the most polished of places, and even the cleanest of cats will get litter box debris on its paws. That dirt can end up in your bed and lead to other health risks.
You could get scratched or bitten.
A lot of cats will sometimes scratch or bite our feet while we move under the covers. If they are sleeping or taking a nap in your bed and you suddenly wake them up, they may get agitated and lash out. Especially if your cat is easily scared.
They might ruin your bedding.
Even though scratching is considered normal behavior for cats, it’s not nice getting home and seeing your cozy sheets and blankets ruined. To avoid this, you might want to keep your bed cat-free and get your pet a comfortable cat bed instead.
Once they start sleeping there, they won’t wanna leave.
If your cat gets used to sleeping in your bed and all of a sudden it gets kicked out, they may surprise you with some not-so-great behavior. For example: knocking things down, making a mess, or ripping things apart like chairs or curtains. Cats don’t usually react well if you suddenly take away their territory.
Do you share a bed with your cat?