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Are Kids Who Grow Up With Dogs Healthier?

Daryl 2012/07/10 18:00:00
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According to a new study, if your child grows up with a pup around, he or she is less likely to develop colds and ear infections as an infant. Are kids who grow up with dogs healthier?

CBSNEWS.COM reports:
Babies born in homes with cats also showed a protective benefit against respiratory symptoms, though not as strong
baby dog baby and dog

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  • Cthulhu 2012/07/11 13:51:15
    Yes
    Cthulhu
  • Moonage 2012/07/11 13:29:37
    Yes
    Moonage
    +1
    Other than the kids that are killed by dogs, of course.
  • Billy the kid 2012/07/11 13:23:23
    Yes
    Billy the kid
    +4
    Physically(as this study in common with others indicates)- and also mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well, in my opinion
    he who has never loved an animal a part of his soul remains unawakened
    he who has never loved an animal a part of his soul remains unawakened
    he who has never loved an animal a part of his soul remains unawakened
  • ALL_BAND_FAN 2012/07/11 13:18:59
    Yes
    ALL_BAND_FAN
    +1
    i had a cat sleep with me in my crib every night when i was a baby and now i'm not allergic to cats. allergic to dogs though and several other things but i feel it's still good for kids to grow up around pets. it teaches them to respect life other than humans and to be gentle with them.
  • bluelady 2012/07/11 13:03:51 (edited)
    Yes
    bluelady
    +1
    I believe thats right... a dog gets the immune system going...plus the mind set of the child is improved and that helps the overall health..the whole body/person is helped
    that lead picture of the yellow lab with the baby is heartbreaking...I lost my girl 12/31 and I still feel sad when I see pics of yellows vvv her being silly
  • baboula 2012/07/11 12:58:05
    Yes
    baboula
    +2
    I did and I was
  • SOUL4REAL 2012/07/11 12:34:10
    Yes
    SOUL4REAL
    +1
    Yes, the baby will also have a friend for life!
  • L1 2012/07/11 12:23:27
    No
    L1
    +2
    Not all have dogs that are family friendly and some kids have allergies...
  • Gordon 2012/07/11 12:13:55
    Yes
    Gordon
    +4
    Dogs are a terrific source of unconditional love, and love makes most anybody feel better. Bichon licking man
  • ♥Gabs1697♥ 2012/07/11 10:11:19
  • bi five 2012/07/11 10:04:53
  • Lyana 2012/07/11 08:01:23
    Yes
    Lyana
    +1
    Unless they're allergic of course XD hahaha
  • LUFXIII 2012/07/11 07:53:58
    No
    LUFXIII
    +2
    i dnt thnk so
  • MadWorld 2012/07/11 07:24:57
    No
    MadWorld
    +3
    i don like dogs at allllllllllllll
  • Maryam 2012/07/11 06:48:13
    No
    Maryam
    +2
    I don't think so,sometimes dogs can be harmful!!
  • Kurbdog 2012/07/11 06:26:40
    Yes
    Kurbdog
    +2
    Animals in general ........not just dogs! dog and kitteh
  • mrdog 2012/07/11 06:15:59
    Yes
    mrdog
    +2
    Of course I am bias on this question....but no doubt kids need a best friend...bark
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/07/11 05:16:15
    No
    Fariborz-Zak
    +3
    NOWAY dogs r contaminated
  • Anna 2012/07/11 05:12:27
    Yes
    Anna
    +2
    I became a lot healthier once I got a dog. I play more, have to take her on walks, romp in the mud an expose myself to more things, thus beefing up my immune system. Plus they can also be a stress relief. All adds up to being healthier and happier.
  • Skye 2012/07/11 04:42:22
    Yes
    Skye
    +1
    Sure :)
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/07/11 04:32:28
    No
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +3
    I was a very healthy child...and I have never had a dog.
  • Maryam ~Hopele... 2012/07/11 06:49:49
    Maryam
    +2
    yup!! me too :)
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/07/11 04:29:00
    Yes
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +3
    I loved growing up with my dog. I don't know if it made me any healthier than the kid without a pet but it sure did make me happier. Taught me how to treat animals, responsibility, and unconditional love.

    And now I see that with my nephew and my dog. He's almost two and loves that dog to death, he loves running around with her and most of all hugging her. This is my nephew Cale hugging my dog Stella whether she wants it or not! LOL... she's so patient with him!
    Cale Stella Hugs 2 years old
  • Muver 2012/07/11 04:05:23
    Yes
    Muver
    +1
    Unless they have really severe allergies...but the benefit of a pet is great in many ways...
    Severe allergy homes are likely to get dogs that are hypoallergenic...
  • snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cl... 2012/07/11 03:53:52
    Yes
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +1
    I DON'T KNOW ...... really - but that one sure is cute. However i guess since you asked
    i will add that it stands to reason the more 'common' germs a kid is exposed to the less to worry about later.
  • BigFig#9 2012/07/11 02:29:06
    Yes
    BigFig#9
    +2
    Always great to have a dog or a cat who give unqualified love when no matter what we parents try to do, we sometimes fail at that unqualified love' thing.
  • realist 2012/07/11 02:25:20
    Yes
    realist
    +1
    This is fairly dependent on a number of other factors such as what exactly the dog is causing the child to be exposed to, and what allergies the child has genetically; that said *generally* the more exposed they are to light amounts of irritants which don't seriously impact their health, the more resilient they are going to be.
  • Pedalpusher 2012/07/11 02:23:55
    Yes
    Pedalpusher
    +1
    Our son was a premee we've always had at least one mostly two dogs and although we had a rough first 7 years and he's had a functional heart problem all his life, he's now 51 years old, 6'4", and he has always had pets ever since he left the house. Our daughters have been healthy too.
  • keeper 2012/07/11 02:22:07
    Yes
    keeper
    +1
    Not only kids, but adults too...
  • Curmudgeon 2012/07/11 02:05:14
    No
    Curmudgeon
    +2
    I'm not sure about these kinds of studies, I've seen polls that say that people with cats earn over $60,000 a year, I've seen studies that say that coffee is good for you only to have another study come out the next week saying it's not.

    I've seen another study done a while back that found that over 40% of studies are done with loaded questions so as to get the answers the people doing the poll want. So, it's anyone's guess.
  • Man_Bea... Curmudgeon 2012/07/12 04:42:50
    Man_Bear_Pig
    Yes polls especially can be unreliable in a lot of cases. And not to long ago, people thought that sun bathing was good for you. And then eggs were supposed to be bad for you (cholesterol) but now it's the incredible edible egg. It makes you wonder what's next.
  • Maxine 2012/07/11 01:51:13
    Yes
    Maxine
    +1
    I am an only child and my pets were my brohers/sisters and best friends. They still are.
  • Maxine Maxine 2012/07/11 01:55:39
    Maxine
    +1
    They take dogs to convelsant hospitals to visit older people and it helps them.
  • Maleficent 2012/07/11 01:40:29
    No
    Maleficent
    +2
    i have no idea about that. if its true. thats an interesting fact.
  • S.H 2012/07/11 01:26:31
    Yes
    S.H
    +1
    Think so, not sure about the cold thing but there are many ways it can be an advantage physically.
  • Ken 2012/07/11 01:17:13
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/11 01:04:04
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    and prevents high blood pressure
  • TheCouchF*cker 2012/07/11 00:46:28
    No
    TheCouchF*cker
    +2
    I say this only because the study has only noticed a trend so far. Interesting data, to be sure, but they need to do more work before they conclusively say if it has anything to do with the pets or it was coincidence.
  • jman1248 2012/07/11 00:18:21 (edited)
    Yes
    jman1248
    +2
    maturedly,and emotionaly they are too.ive had several family pets and most recently i have one that is mine and that i actually take care of(slimjim the dog) and ithas matured me, to take care of another living thing .and my dog is always happy to see me, which effectively perks up my day. also dogs have been known to help defeat depression.
  • gocar 2012/07/10 23:47:30
    Yes
    gocar
    +1
    Yes I believe children raised with a dog are less likely to have allergies and should learn that animals need care .

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