This is an issue that is sometimes hotly debated. Some studies have shown that up to 79% of pet owners report allowing their pets to sleep with them in their bed. It’s always best to first discuss this with your Poway vet.
The last thing anyone wants is for there to be an injury resulting from cohabiting in bed with your pets. This is true for your children as well. Just make sure there is enough space to ensure that no one falls off!
There is virtually no real research that demonstrates that there are any diseases which are normally communicated between humans and dogs or cats. That being said, even accidental scratches can become infected and people with immunodeficiencies might not want to risk it. Ask for your Poway vet’s opinion on the matter.
Our pets hold a special place in our hearts and lives. Regardless of the decision you make, it’s probably best to seek the counsel of your Poway vet just to make sure and to keep everyone safe and happy.