Pros and Cons of Cuddling Up With Your Dog

Some people love cuddling with their pooches but others….not so much! So, is having your pup sleep next to you really a good habit? Pet experts have mixed opinions, with some agreeing there are benefits and others claiming there are concerns. The pros are a potential positive effect on your mental health. Snuggling next to our furry friends can reduce stress and lower blood pressure as well as prevent nightmares. It also helps strengthen your bond. The down-sides are their dirt and dander build up can cause an allergy or asthma flare-up and if they snore or like to roll around in their sleep you may not get as much rest as you need.