The attractive young American woman looked the picture of health in the TV news report. She has three dogs, and they are like family to her – so what could be more natural than for them to all snuggle up in her bed after an energetic day full of play? How could she say no to their cute little faces, after all? She might have found it easier, however, once she saw the shocking results of the TV team’s experiments. Indeed, their test results would have some serious implications for her health.
Dog lover Leah is a 19-year-old human mom to three playful pooches. What’s more, she loves her retriever, Kevin, and her poodles, Sashie and Charlie, to the point of distraction. So much so, in fact, that the young woman and her canine trio are rarely ever apart. She even lets her dogs sleep in her bed with her – practically on a nightly basis.
Leah admitted as much to the CBS-syndicated news magazine show Inside Edition when she was interviewed about her furry friends. She is not the only pet owner to curl up with her canine pals at the end of the day, either. Online pet resource Pet MD reported that as many as 79 percent of American dog owners do the same. Yet while it may be a very touching nightly gesture, could there be a downside to this habit? What else could the animals be bringing to the bed apart from cuddles and companionship?