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New research that sleeping next to your pet increases your risk of sick. Researchers from the University of California-Davis believe pet owners have a greater of catching diseases as serious as the bubonic plague, an that killed 75 million people across Europe in the fourteenth . Professor Bruno Chamel did, however, say that although this is rare, it does happen. He said people are safer if they keep Kitty and Fido next to their bed, not on it. He wrote in the Emerging Infectious Diseases: "There are private places in the , and I think our pets should not go next to the bed....Having a animal in your bed is fine, not a real one."

This research will many people who love up to their pet or getting their face by them. Professor Chamel reckons that because people are having fewer children, pets have become . More than 60 per cent of American households have a pet and up to 62 per cent of pet owners their animals sleep with them, to Chamel’s research. Chamel has already received many e-mails disagreeing with his research. They say they have slept with their pets their lives and are as healthy as anyone else. Larry Kornegay, president of the American Veterinary Association, agreed, saying: “The of having a pet, whether or not you sleep with it, far the negatives.”


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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