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Pet Health Benefits: Study Shows Dogs And Cats May Make Kids Healthier

Health & Wellness  (tags: Pets, animals, humans, health, family, study, society )

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Dogs and cats may not just provide your family with love and constant companionship -- they could also have a powerful effect on the health of children early in life, according to a small new study.

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Barb K (1688)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:11 pm
How could a dog or cat not make kids healthy! Dogs, cats, and kids get along great! Thnx Carrie!

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Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:45 pm
This has been floating around Care2 for awhile. Of course, children and pets mix for several reasons.

Kelly Rogers (303)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 11:56 pm
i note all your stuff Oh, I SOOOOOO believe this my service animal does me so much good Although he is not with me right now when I had him my heart and life were so blessed and happy

Carol H (229)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 4:42 am
they make everyones life better, I know that!!!

Ronnie Corral (1)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 1:44 pm
Yup pets have a calmn' effect they bring in Animals 2 hospitals & it cheers the children up such as St. Judes

paul m (93)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 2:46 pm

Works for me....

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 2:54 pm

Joy M (169)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 6:17 pm
took them long enough to come up with this one, i could have told them that yers ago...noted..

Patricia Ces (8)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:22 am
No doubt they make our lives better!!!!

Latonya W (82)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:52 pm
Works for me too:) Animals ROCK!

M B (62)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 2:31 pm
cats and dogs do make our life better. They get along with children very well.
Every parent should consider having a pet. Unfortunately this is impossible, I know.

Kay M (347)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:45 pm

Valerie W (52)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:20 pm
Read & noted, thanks Carrie! Of course, we pet owners already knew all that. Growing up with & around pets/animals, does make children healthier, have much less allergies, teaches them compassion & nurturing, & makes better people all around! What you don't know, you can't understand. There is no better friend than your pet, anywhere. Who else can listen to everything & never judge you, always love you, always forgive you, overlooks your imperfections, stays loyal forever, doesn't care what you look like or how you dress. Children who grow up without animals are missing out on one of life's most cherished treasures & experiences.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:57 am
This is so true but remember to keep cats away from babies cause they will suck the breath out of a baby if in their face. Watch how a cat does it to an adult and you will see what I mean. I've always had short haired cats and dogs cause of asthma and long haired animals triggered an asthma attack everytime.

Bravo Valerie on your comment........I highly agree and humans need to learn the peaceful ways of animals for animals are our true peace makers. If we learned of their peaceful ways, we just might experience World Peace.

Quinton Smith (40)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:11 pm
Cats an Dogs don't just make kids feel good they make all of us HUMANS feel good if I had to pick only one a cat or dog or a kid I would pick hands down a CAT. =^..^=

Carrie B (306)
Friday July 13, 2012, 3:43 pm
Quinton, I love them all!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:09 pm

Ruth C (87)
Saturday July 14, 2012, 7:53 am
People should not get an animal to help someone with their health because in the end the only one that is going to suffer is the animal and will end up in a shelter, and waiting to be put down!

Sergio P (65)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 2:12 pm
This is not surprising, I always knew it!
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