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Man’s Best Friend May Also Be Children’s Best Friend Since Study Reveals Dogs Keep Babies Healthy

The positive effects dogs have on the mental well-being of their adult owners has been well-documented.
Now a new study suggests that the presence of our furry best friends also acts to keep babies healthier (By: Tsminteractive).

Researchers in Finland had the parents of 397 infants track their children’s interactions with pets during their first year.

They found that babies who lived with or near a dog were less likely to suffer ear infections, coughs or runny noses, and less likely to need antibiotics than their counterparts who weren’t exposed to dog.