3. Dogs Keep the Whole Family Healthy
Nothing can take years off our lives, and the lives of our family, like a disease or illness. Fortunately, new research indicates that having a dog in the home can help keep everyone’s cold at bay.
According to the journal Pediatrics, children who live in a home with a pet during their first year of live are more likely to be healthier than those who don’t live in a home with a pet. Those with a dog in the home had 31 percent fewer respiratory tract infections and 44 percent fewer ear infections than children who didn’t live with a dog, research found.
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