My husband lets our dog on the couch, and this really bothers me. We have a baby on the way, and I am especially conscious of germs. When we take our dog out, she’ll pee, and then turn around and step in her pee… not to mention she (obviously, lol) doesn’t wear underwear – meaning her "business end" is right on the couch, likely getting all sorts of wonderful germs on the couch that I’m sure nobody would want their child getting in his or her mouth. I’m fine with having the dog, that isn’t the question, but my husband doesn’t see anything wrong with letting the critter on the couch whereas I see something horribly wrong with it for the sake of our soon-to-be newborn (mind you newborns don’t have much of an immune system at first).
Do you have any suggestions? Any resources or facts about germs animals transfer to furniture or anything like that?