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Pets make for happier families

Wednesday, 20th February 2013

Most animal lovers will tell you that buying a pet to help their kids develop is a no-brainer, but now we can say for sure that introducing a furry member of the family can help to keep everyone happy by providing companionship to children.

According to Female First, new research has shown that families who own pets such as cats or dogs tend to produce children who are happier and healthier than those households which do not own any animals.

The responsibility involved in caring for an animal, such as taking them for walks and providing them with cat or dog food and pet medications, is an important lesson for kids and can aid their development by helping them to become more well-rounded people.

Having pets around also provides children with a sense of security and can help them with separation anxiety when left home alone without their parents, all of which can make them more confident.