#4: They Provide Warmth
There’s a reason it feels extra terrific to snuggle up to a dog on a cold night: our pets’ body temperatures are three to six degrees higher than our own. They’re highly efficient, non-electric blankets.
Their warm bodies and tendency to curl up as close to their humans as possible work as a little radiator in the bed. While this can be tough in the summer, who doesn’t love a little bit of natural warmth on a chilly night?
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