Our kids have never known life without animals. There are many benefits to raising kids around animals.
Whether your companion animal is a dog, cat, fish, turtle, chicken, horse, hamster, lizard, or pig, there are so many wonderful effects on kids that grow up having animals around.
Kids are more likely to spend more time outside.
Animals provide lessons about life, including reproduction, birth, illnesses, accidents, and death.
Animals provide responsibility and foster leadership in kids.
Animals provide unexpected Biology lessons.
Animals have been found to be incredibly therapeutic for children. Studies have shown how pets can help lower blood pressure, speed up recovery time, and reduce stress and anxiety. This has been seen with troubled children, Autistic children, and children who experience PTSD.