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Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma
Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A team of Swedish scientists have used national registries encompassing more than one million Swedish children to study the association between early life contact with dogs and subsequent development of asthma. This question has been studied extensively previously, but findings ... Read More »

Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism
Dogs, cats and other animals may improve social skills of children with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of ... Read More »

Science struggles with pet ownership
Science struggles with pet ownership (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It is relatively safe to say that pets can be good for people in a number of ways. When people go walking with a dog, they’re more likely to have conversations with strangers. And this increased social contact is beneficial. ... Read More »

Pets important for sick kids
Pets important for sick kids (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center broke ground today on a new Family Pet Center that will enable patients on extended stays to visit with their own family pets while at the medical center. The Center will feature visitation bays that ... Read More »

The good and the bad of getting a pet for your family
The good and the bad of getting a pet for your family (8 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Let’s just begin with a little bit of the nitty gritty: In 2011, over 67,000 dogs and 64,000 cats were handed over to the RSPCA in Australia. These are the same cute and cuddly animals that new owners soon realise ... Read More »

Puppies and kittens – The purrfect Christmas present?
Puppies and kittens – The purrfect Christmas present? (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Thinking of buying the kids a furry pet for Christmas? Before you make that spur-of-the-moment decision, remember that the playful puppy or cute kitten you are about to buy will probably be around long after the kids have moved out ... Read More »

Siblings and pets may reduce egg allergy in infants
Siblings and pets may reduce egg allergy in infants (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Having a dog that lives in the home and older siblings could reduce the likelihood of egg allergies in infants, a new study by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found. The study of over 5000 infants investigated the role a ... Read More »

 
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