Pros, cons of pet ownership with children
You may think a pet snake or turtle would be less trouble than a dog, but how will your child(ren)'s health change? Find out the perks and warning signs of pet ownership with children. (Source: Infants and young children)
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Pet ownership with children
According to the National Institutes of Health, "Pets are more common in households with children, yet there are more pets than children in American households."
Perks of pet ownership include a decrease in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and feelings of loneliness. Pets may help increase physical activity outdoors and regular exercise, and increase opportunities for socialization.