A research team at Bassett Medical Center in New York has found that kids with a dog at home experience far less clinical anxiety than do children who are dog-less.
This small study adds to the growing body of knowledge about the human-animal bond and the positive health impacts of dog ownership.
Read more about this study on NBC News.
Other blog posts about kids, dogs and health:
- Hug me, I need the oxytocin
- Autistic children who live with pets are more assertive
- Man’s best friend keeps children on the move
- Early contact with dogs linked to lower risk of asthma
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand