A pet as part of the family can be a wonderful thing. Pets can help bring comfort and companionship to your family, and teach empathy and responsibility. Consider this fact: Petting animals can lower blood pressure. Think about what that can do when your child is anxious about homework or a test the next day.Read Full Story
Children who suffer pet allergies have unique triggers, and will suffer allergic reactions to varying degrees. Those who have undergone allergy testing will have a good idea which pets to avoid. For others, there are some guidelines to finding the best pet — and avoiding the worst.Read Full Story
Too many families make rash decisions when getting a family pet Â— and then pets end up at shelters or are given to other people. Welcoming a pet into the family is a major commitment. Consider these factors to help you choose the best one for you.Read Full Story
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