Dogs are loveable pets; most of families have a pet dog treating him as a family member, but most of dog owners and lovers don’t know this truth; A dog may be more than just a household pet. There are several advantages that come as a result of living with a pet dog. According to various studies, dog owners are more physically fit and healthy, more sociable, less prone to stress and depression and live longer.
Dog pet’s advantages extend to kids also, children that have a dog pet is less likely to go on to develop Asthma. New Swedish research found that having a canine companion will also lower the risk for asthma. The results, in JAMA Pediatrics, support the idea that pets can bolster the immune system and prevent allergy.
This study observed nine different sets of data that covered over 1 million children, born in Sweden from January 2001 to December 2010. The findings showed that children who had pet dogs during their first year of life were 15 percent lower asthma rate compared to those who did not grow up with a house dog. The results were also consistent among children who had parents with asthma.
The study also suggests that, if you have an allergic child you should not get a dog to cure your child. It won’t work and will probably make the allergy worse.
If you are allergic and live with pets, there are things you can do to cut your risk of having an allergic reaction.
Asthma UK advises:
- Try to keep pets out of your bedroom and where possible living area.
- Regular grooming and bathing of cats and dogs can help.
- You could try using air filters and an efficient vacuum cleaner. This might be helpful for people who have cat allergies; however the evidence on the benefit of these remains unclear.
- No breed of dog is completely “non-allergic” because they all shed dander.
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