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5 Benefits of Pet Ownership For Kids

There is a wealth of research on the benefits of pet ownership for kids. If you’re considering pet ownership, it’s important to think about the commitment, cost and finding a pet that’s a good fit for your family. A child who learns how to care for an animal will learn important life skills.

  1. Responsibility: The skills involved in caring for an animal can help develop responsible behavior and social skills for children. Learning the basics of food, shelter, health and wellness by taking on some of the household chores associated with a pet, a child can develop a broader understanding when there is a living creature depending on them.

  2. Build self esteem: The confidence created by caring for a pet and a sense of accomplishment each day when tasks are completed. The unconditional love of a pet will also be a huge benefit. 

  3. Reduce stress: Providing comfort and affection. Interacting with a pet has been shown to decrease the stress hormone cortisol and to increase the release of dopamine and oxytocin. All feel-good hormones for children. 

  4. Build empathy: Teaching respect for living things, consideration and kindness for all creatures. This benefits their emotional intelligence. 

  5. Promote exercise and time outdoors: The responsibility of taking the dog for a walk or playing in the park. This is a great way to involve the whole family and an additional excuse to get children outside and active.

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Choosing an appropriate pet, caring for a pet and the benefits of pet ownership are detailed here. 

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