We would never recommend it. This article has reasons why. Babies, elderly, immune compromised and those already with illness would do well not to do so as well.
Volume 17, Number 2—February 2011
CME ACTIVITY – Perspective
Zoonoses in the Bedroom
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In most industrialized countries, pets are becoming an integral part of households, sharing human lifestyles, bedrooms, and beds. The estimated percentage of pet owners who allow dogs and cats on their beds is 14%–62%. However, public health risks, including increased emergence of zoonoses, may be associated with such practices.