20 Reasons Why Pets and Kids are a Perfect Match

Many people have amazing memories with their pets from their childhood. Dogs, cats, and other furry (or not) companions have a huge impact on our lives as they essentially become part of it. Whether it’s playing at home as you watch your cat chase the laser or long walks with your dog, it truly is a great thing for every child. We’ve prepared a list of 20 reasons why pets and kids are a perfect match.

#1 Immunity

child hugging a dog

Dogs strengthen child’s immune system. A study in the Journal of Pediatrics shows that kids who had a dog during the first year of their life had a higher immune response, with 31% fewer respiratory tract infections than those without.