Today an interesting and exciting news story broke that is absolutely amazing news for anyone with a young child or planning to have a child soon. For years doctors have argued and researchers what sort of affects animals and pets can have on young children and it appears that in most cases having a dog around actually leads to healthier babies.
The reasons for this are numerous but doctors say that the biggest contributor to the overall health is the boosted immune system. Being exposed to pets and in particular dogs leads to a significant boost in an infant’s immune system which means they are substantially less likely to become sick as a young child.
This is absolutely great news for everyone because it is one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in terms of infant care. Many people give away or sell their pets when they’re preparing to have a child because of health concerns and now thanks to this information families will remain together including their pets, even when a newborn is on the way. Doctors are planning a follow up study to determine if breed, age, or other factors have any major affect on the immune system but at this point they are absolutely happy to report that there is such a strong link between pet exposure and overall health.