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Good News Pet Lovers! New Study Shows Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are Healthier

If you have a pet, you know that they provide companionship, exercise and love. And now there’s one more reason owning a pet is good for families – a new study in the journal Pediatrics shows that kids who grow up with pets during their first year of life are healthier in some ways than kids who don’t.

The study specifically showed that kids who lived in a house with a dog during that first year had fewer respiratory tract infections, ear infections and used fewer antibiotics than pet-free households. Researchers attribute the findings to the possibility that kids with animal contacts early in life might possibly build a greater resistance to some illnesses. ┬áCats were also shown to have a positive effect on kids’ health, although not as strong as dogs. Cheers pet lovers!


4 Responses to “Good News Pet Lovers! New Study Shows Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are Healthier”

  1. celeste says:

    to keep your outdoor pets water cold….put a empty water bottle in the sink…fill it almost full….put in freezer…after it is frozen, stand it in their water pan and change it out every couple of hours….they just love it…..

  2. Brendle says:

    How to keep a cat indoors.
    To keep your cat from scratching furniture use a scratching pole to replace the sofa
    keep news papers and roll them up as balls for them to play with find ways to keep the
    cat litter clean and free up some space between the furniture to allow the cat to sleep in
    a corner away from the radiator or fire place.

  3. Mahkayla Lynn says:

    This is a really good idea to create this blog, because people naturally share with their animals. Looking at their adorable faces so precious. Pets from person to person are sometimes like children. :)

  4. Kim says:

    I have never done this before but here I go. I am a single mom with a daughter that is 11 years old with diabetes. My daughter was granted a Make A Wish 2 1/2 years ago for her to receive a Diabetic Support Dog name Boone. My daughter is such a bridle diabetic her wish was granted and he is the best thing that has happened to her. She was diagnosed at 22 months old. Let me get to the issue I am in, I just found out that Boone our support dog is allergic to any kind of dog food with grain in it which I have found out is very expensive. I am on a very limited income and to afford this dog food is going to be hard for me to choose from food on my table or feed the dog. I found out also I make $200.00 a month too much to qualify for food stamps and to get any assistance at our food pantry you have to have food stamps. We live in Illionis and I was wanting to know if anyone put there knows anyone or organization that can help feed my daughters do so he stays healthy for her. He goes everywhere with her even to school and church. If anyone out there has any ideas please let me know. A mom that will do anything for her daughter and her buddy. God Bless kim

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