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To celebrate National Pet Month, here are our top ten reasons why having a family pet is a great idea!

 

1 –  Living with and interacting with a family pet helps develop compassion and empathy
2 –  You will have a constant snuggle buddy around. They crave attention as much as we do.

3 – Having a pet can help a child learn responsibility at a young age – get them to help feed and care for your furry friend!

4 –  Dogs are called Mans best friend for a reason! They are a loyal companion that your child can confide in
5 –  Many children are more comfortable reading aloud to pets than they are other humans. This can help encourage a child to read and improve their reading skills.

6 –  Children with a dog are more likely to want to go outside and play – who knew going for a walk could be so much fun!
7 –  Pets can be a comfort when things can get a bit too much. Cuddling a pet can reduce stress and anxiety

8 – They are always happy to join in with playtime!

9 –  Children who grow up in homes with pets have less risk of developing common allergies and asthma

10 – Pets can help develop social skills and self-esteem.

This month don’t forget to give your pet lots of love and affection and thank them for being there. Afterall, pets do become part of the family and we would be lost without them!

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