Pets and children
According to the BBC, Pets can improve the health of children. Studies confirm that children who have Pets have higher immunity.
Researchers at the University of Warwick (Coventry) found that the presence of dogs or cats were subjected in early life children, a large number of infections. However, this in turn has raised these kids have immunity, and they are less likely to miss school due to illness than children without Pets.
Dr. Mcnicholas and colleagues tested the 138 children saliva for the presence of immunoglobulin (IgA) – antibodies, which tests the strength of the immune system. Low indicates that the person is prone to diseases, high – the immune system normally works. The study showed that children with a pet . the level of antibodies was significantly more resistant than children without animals. Thus, the first attended school in year, on average, for 9 days more. Confirmed “dirty hypothesis”: the environment in which the child grows early in life, more “sterile”, the worse it is reflected later on his immune system.
In spite of these studies, Dr. Mcnicholas also States that animals can pose to children is a danger. For example, round worms that can savastis animals in the digestive system, are particularly dangerous. Three out of ten children with his pet eat, of which 21% allows the pet to lick their fingers. Therefore important to observe the simplest rules of hygiene.
In addition, the child caring for his own animals ( a cat, dog or other living creature), learns compassion, discipline, responsibility, and animals are wonderful therapists.
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