WARNING! This video will make you crave a pet
Getting a pet is one of the best things you can do for your children. We've lined up a few good arguments...

Feeling stressed? Research has shown that having a pet can lower your stress levels. We would argue just looking at this video would go a long way too! How adorable? 

Why children should grow up with pets:

  • It teaches a child about caring for something else, and responsibility.
  • It provides lots of companionship.
  • Kids can play act, teach and read out to their pets while studying with no fear of being laughed at.
  • It boosts the development of empathy and nurturing skills.
  • Cuddling a pet can bring comfort and relieve anxiety. Pets are often used in therapy to help children overcome trauma.
  • Studies suggest that having pets can reduce the risk of allergies and asthma, and even cancer.
  • It gets kids to play outside and be active.
  • Having a dog or cat sleeping on your child's bed at night can keep them warm!
  • Pets never criticise or bully.
  • It can expand a family when you don't want any more kids.
  • Pets can be really funny and make you laugh.
  • It can help siblings to bond.

Thinking of getting a pet? Read here.

Time for a pet?

If you're not yet convinced... look the King of Strawberries in the eye and say you don't care.

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