threatens a child
Sometimes the reluctance to get animals in the house where young children live is due to the fear of possible diseases. Many parents respond categorically to all the cries of the unfortunate child regarding the purchase of a puppy. The motive of adults is not even in the problems of caring for animals (walking, feeding, training, etc.), but in fear of possible diseases that are transmitted from dogs to people. Ailments that threaten adults and especially children are echinococcosis, leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, rabies, ringworm and others. But is everything so scary if you pass regular examinations with a veterinarian with a tailed pet?
According to Canadian scientists at Edmonton University who conducted research in 746 Canadian families, dogs can protect children from diseases such as allergies and even obesity. In addition, dog owners have a higher level of immunity. In half of the families with children there was not a single animal (not only at the time of the birth of the child, but even during the pregnancy of the mother). The other part of the experiment participants owned at least 1 dog (and often several). Continue reading