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Aug 08 2012

The benefits of owning a dog

Could owning a dog help prevent some infections in young children? A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics seems to suggest so. The researchers found that owning a dog reduced the risk of infection, including ear infections. They believe dogs bring more dirt and bacteria into the house. Exposure to dirt and bacteria may help build up a babies immune system. It will be interesting to see if more studies confirm this result. You can read more about this study by clicking on the following link.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303292204577514672094866312.html?mod=dist_smartbrief

One Response to The benefits of owning a dog

  1. Marsha says:

    Interesting, still afraid of dogs though. Lol!

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