Everyone who has a poodle, or other kind of dog, knows how much joy, love and fun they bring to the household and the family. But there is a new study in the news that indicates that your poodle may be helping your child grow healthier.
The results of a study of 397 children was published in the “Pediatrics” medical journal. Follow up reports were taken from homes after the children were one year old. The findings showed that children who lived in homes with dogs were actually healthier and less likely to be sick than children living in an environment without pets.
Your poodle may be helping your child grow healthier
The findings of this study has shown that children growing up in a home where they are exposed to a dog helps reduce the likelihood of getting respiratory infections, colds and ear infections and may have a beneficial effect upon the immune system. Kids that live with a poodle or a dog of some kind have less need for antibiotics. It seems that a sanitized, super clean home may not be the best environment for a child’s health, after all. Even cats help, but not as much, apparently, as dogs.
So the fact that your poodle may be helping your child grow healthier is one more reason to appreciate and love our four legged family members.
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