Dogs May Protect Babies from Some Infections, Study Says

Babies who spend time around pet dogs have fewer ear infections and respiratory ailments than those whose homes are animal-free, according to a recent study.

The study, published in the U.S. journalĀ Pediatrics, did not say why but suggested that being around a dog that spends at least part of its day outdoors may boost a child’s immune system in the first year of life. READ MORE

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