Why do we sleep with our pets?
“Dogs add companionship if you are single or in a bad relationship,” Susan Nelson, DVM, a clinical associate professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, told Everyday Health. “They provide extra warmth on a cold night. They evoke a sense of security, especially for children who are scared of the dark. They give an added sense of safety from potential intruders. It may also create a greater bond between you and your dog. Let’s face it: it’s hard to beat a warm, furry bundle of unconditional love.”