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Pets and kids

Pets and kids

from 9 months to 1 year 6 months

Caring for a pet can be a positive experience for children. Pets can provide companionship, entertainment, and educational opportunities. But pet ownership is also serious business. Pets are living creatures that require regular care and attention. Their maintenance involves an ongoing financial commitment.

Pets are capable of providing useful lessons about self-restraint, selflessness, and responsibility. Children may require adult supervision when interacting with some pets. 

Kittens are childhood favorites. Who can resist the antics of a fluffy feline? Notoriously independent cats need somewhat less care and attention than dogs, but no less commitment. Like dogs, cats require regular veterinary checkups and immunizations.

A cat may be a better choice than a dog if your family has limited living space. Best breeds for children include:

  • Abyssinian (considered friendly and sociable)
  • Burmese (affectionate and gentle)
  • Birman (easygoing)
  • American shorthair (known for getting along with dogs)

A cuddly puppy is probably the most classic children’s pet. But choosing the ideal dog involves more than falling for big brown eyes. Some breeds may be unsuitable for children.

Any breed will need a significant commitment of time and effort. Puppies must be housebroken and require daily exercise, regular veterinary checkups and immunizations, and plenty of love. As a rule, kid-friendly breeds include:

  • Labradors
  • Pugs
  • Cocker spaniels
  • Australian sheep dogs
  • Golden retrievers

Children may require adult supervision when interacting with some pets. Teach your kid not to hurt them!

Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience for a child. A well-chosen pet can bring years of joy. 

Pet ownership can also be a chance for kids to learn valuable life lessons as they care for a living creature. 

Pets can teach children about responsibility and dependability with parents’ guidance. 

As an added bonus, some pets give affection in return for a child’s loving attention.

Make cute photos of your little one with pets, upload to the App. Write briefly about your pets and games they play with your kid.

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