Dogs help to feel less stressed

Dogs help to feel less stressed, provide valuable social support for kids when they’re under stress, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Darlene Kertes and colleagues tested the commonly held belief that pet dogs provide social support […]

Who are your child’s best friends?

Who are¬†your child’s best friends? According to research from the University of Cambridge, children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings. Pets may have a major influence on child development The research adds […]