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Having two or more pets around the house can help boost the immune systems of infants and prevent allergic reactions related to asthma later in life, a study has found

Having two or more pets around the house can help boost the immune systems of infants and prevent allergic reactions related to asthma later in life, a study has found. The Journal of the American Medical Association (Aug. 28, 2002) reports that of 474 infants studied from birth to age six, one-third of children in pet-free homes or with one cat or dog tested positive for sensitivities to common allergens, including pet hair, dust mites and pollen. Only 15 percent of kids in homes with two or more pets tested positive almost half the amount.

Our furry family members are also wonderfulcompanions that ease stress and they're far moreentertaining than TV.

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