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The Link Between Allergies and Childhood Pets

Childhood allergies can develop at an early age. Parents are cautious of what they feed to their children, and also what they bring their children near. Recent studies have found that any infant can develop allergies when their body is exposed to anything their immune system deems as “foreign” which causes the reaction. Although allergies can develop in early stages or later in life, studies have shown that a pet such as a cat or dog in an infant’s life can prevent their allergy later on.

Researchers say that having a cat or dog in the home during the first year of an infant’s life can prevent or reduce allergies they may develop as they grow older. Although most parents are concerned about children developing allergies to pets because of their young immune systems, it’s actually contrary. Pets can reduce childhood allergies.

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