Is your child asking for a dog, but you’re not yet sure if you’ll get one? It might be a good decision to say yes to your kid’s request because owning a pet has various benefits to children as proven by science. This includes social, physical, and psychological advantages.
One of the most noticeable benefits of pets to children is that they become happier. Most kids love animals and they love playing with them. According to professionals, the dopamine and serotonin level of kids goes up when they are around pets like dogs. These are the chemicals that make you feel good. Even if you don’t know the scientific reason for this, you’ll plainly see how happy children are when they are with animals with your own two eyes.
You might be surprised to learn that having a dog or a pet in general can help a child become a better reader. How? There are kids who are shy or do not feel comfortable practicing reading in front of people, as they may be afraid of making mistakes or being laughed at. Studies have shown that there are kids who feel more confident reading with their pet. This might be because they know that they will not be teased if they ever make an error.
These are just a few of the good things that kids can benefit from having a dog. To open your eyes with all the other amazing things that pets can do to children, we created this superb infographic.
Take time to see this cute image below and find out the other benefits of having a pet:
Written for DMK by Jenny from HerePup.com.