Do House Pets Decrease Common Childhood Allergies?

I have always had dogs as a kid — sometimes multiple dogs. And I never had a single allergy as a kid. And I was also never sick from school. But then again, my parents were not concerned with germs –which are just a part of everyday biology. Not something to be avoided with weird hand sterilizer every 5 minutes, thus ruining a kid’s immune system.

There was a late study showing that babies with exposure to cats and dogs their first year from coming home from the hospital, had a less likely chance of having animal and other allergies later on in life.

Take a look at a few of our favorite articles from around the web:

http://www.scienceupdate.com/2011/07/pets/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43378721/ns/health-pet_health/t/babys-first-pet-may-protect-against-allergies/

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/babies-with-pets-less-likely-to-have-allergies.html

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