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    We’re used to thinking of pets as companions but more than ever before they’re being celebrated for the health benefits they can bring to the home. Some people even say that having a pet can boost children’s immunity to illness. Is this true, and if so, what other health issues should you bear in mind when bringing a pet into your family? What the experts say Research conducted in Finland suggests that children who share their homes with dogs or cats are less likely to have ear infections or respiratory illnesses like coughs and colds. This is thought to be […]
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    About half of all households in the UK have a pet, with cats and dogs being the most popular. There are many benefits to having a furry four-legged family member – but did you know protecting your children against allergies is one of those benefits? That’s right, alongside being a loving companion, lowering stress, providing a more harmonious dynamic for the family and aiding in a child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development, they also protect against allergies! Are there any negatives to having a pet? There are, of course, conflicting arguments, with some believing that exposure to pets early […]
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    Watching a beloved family dog experience a seizure can be difficult and emotional. Luckily, seizures are the most commonly reported neurological condition in dogs, and there’s a wealth of information both online or from a veterinarian about causes and treatment. Seizures frequently take place when neurological activity is changing for dogs, so the first time owners see a seizure happen may be when the dog is waking or falling asleep, eating or overly excited. The actual seizure is a burst of uncontrollable electric activity in the brain. This abnormal incidence of electric activity might occur once, or very infrequently (once […]
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