Sleeping with pets may bring fleas into the bed

Flea and tick control is especially important if you let your pet sleep in your bed.

Flea and tick control is especially important if you let your pet sleep in your bed. Many pet owners like to curl up with their dog – in fact, the 2015-2016 American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey found that half of all dog owners like to sleep with their pets, according to U.S. News. But while dogs can be snuggly companions, they can also bring fleas and ticks into bed with them.

That's dangerous as dogs with ticks or fleas can transmit the diseases they carry to their owners. Notably, U.S. News mentioned that there have been cases of plague documented in people who shared there beds with their pets. Though it's extremely rare in the US and you are highly unlikely to ever come into contact with the plague, it's just one of many diseases that fleas and ticks can bring into bed.

If you want to share your bed with a furry friend, make sure to treat it for fleas and ticks first, using Hartz® First Defense™ Flea and Tick Topical Treatment for Dogs. This on the spot solution provides fast flea and tick control and can prevent re-infestation for 1 month. 


This content is provided by the pet wellness experts at Hartz®. We offer complete flea and tick protection for your pet, home and yard.