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A Natural Fit: Children and Animals

October 16, 2016

In a recent article by OneGreenPlanet.org, they discussed 20 reasons to raise your children around animals....and they came up with some pretty good ones.

 

  • 31% less respiratory infections

  • Promoted higher self-esteem

  • Autistic/spectrum children experience lowered blood pressure and better cognitive and communication with Therapy Dog programs

  • More apt to get outdoor physical activity

  • Higher success when reading to pet

  • Stress reducer when life gets difficult

  • Instills sense of responsibility

 

To us, the biggest one is that being around animals gives a child a sense of unconditional love. 

Consider adopting a rescue animal from a shelter.  The adoption fee is minimal and typically includes initial shots and spaying or neutering of the animals.  Your kids will love you for it...and we're pretty sure you'll be pretty happy too!

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