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Pet Ownership Reduces Allergies and Obesity in Children

baby and dog

Research from the University of Alberta has found pet ownership could reduce obesity and allergic diseases in children. The study conducted by Anita Kozyrskyj, a pediatric epidemiologist, looked at 746 infants. They found babies from households with pets had higher levels of certain microbes in the gut. These microbes are linked to a reduced risk of obesity and allergic diseases …

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Children Have Closer Relationships to Their Pets than Siblings

Child hugging dog

A recent study compared the relationships children have with pets to those with their siblings. The findings revealed that kids got greater satisfaction from relationships with their pets. The study also provided further evidence that pets are important in the social development of children and early adolescents. It’s no surprise that pets are considered a fully-fledged addition to the family. We …

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Finding Your Perfect Canine Companion

finding your perfect canine companion - chihuahua

There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs out there, varying in almost every aspect – from size to personality. Just compare a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, considering the sheer difference between these two breeds I’m surprised they aren’t different species! So with nearly 400 hundred breeds and new breeds constantly emerging, how do you choose a breed that …

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