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August 9, 2013

Questions parents should ask before getting kids a pet

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However, some dog breeds, such as Poodles and Yorkies, are considered to be less allergenic than others based on the amount of fur that they shed, Stickney said. And there is evidence to support that infants exposed to animals earlier in life are less likely to develop allergies later on.

Research has shown numerous health benefits of owning a pet, including lower blood pressure and elevated mood. There is even evidence to support that interaction between pets and children with disabilities, such as Down’s syndrome or Autism, is extremely beneficial.

“The key is that you need to have a nice, docile pet,” Stickney said. “One that isn’t too active or rough, but that just wants to be loved on and to love right back.”

Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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