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These 4 Benefits Of Living With a Dog Are Pretty Great

Ann Oliver

These 4 Benefits Of Living With a Dog Are Pretty Great

1. Growing up with a dog may prevent allergies. Another study conducted by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin found that infants exposed to dogs – especially around the time of birth – were about 50% less likely to develop certain allergic diseases. As with the Finnish study, the researchers suspect that early exposure to pet-related allergens and bacteria strengthens the immune system and prepares it to fight off future attacks. The key seems to be exposing babies to dogs immediately after birth – kids who got a pup after one year of age did not enjoy...

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