“There have always been pets in our house, and I love them all, but it wasn’t until I got my very own cat that I realized how much comfort they can bring”
Dakota, 13-year old
Health Benefits of Animals for Children
Do you remember being at an age where you were closer to your pet than any other member of your family? When the non judgmental behavior of your pet made you feel special and bonded? If you do remember that feeling of closeness, you probably already know how great pets can be for children. And if you’ve never owned a pet we can help you learn more about the amazing ways that animals contribute to a child’s healthy growth.
Research studies have indicated that :
Owning a pet enhances a child’s self-esteem.
Having pets teaches children responsibility and respect towards other living beings.
Children owning a pet are more involved in activities such as sports, hobbies, clubs or chores.
Having an animal during therapy sessions or other animal-assisted activities/treatment shows significant improvements in the treatment procedures of a child suffering from an ailment.
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