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Pawsitive influence: Children who grow up with dogs and cats in the house are 20 per cent less likely to have social and emotional problems as adults, study claims

Growing up with a dog or a cat in the house means you are 20 per cent less likely to have social and emotional problems as an adult, a study claims. Researchers from the University of Western Australia found pets were particularly beneficial to only children. They studied children aged five and then again when they turned seven to find out the impact animals have on their mental and physical health. The Australian study found small children with a pet are less likely to be naughty at school and more likely to socialise with other children. Read more.....

 

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