Dogs Help Reduce Stress in Children, Study Shows

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Dog lovers already know dogs reduce stress levels, but it’s nice to see a story about a study proving our four-legged furry friends help reduce children’s stress, too.

If you’re deciding whether to finally cave to your kids’ pleading and get them a family dog, consider this: it may help their mental health now and later in life.

A new study by University of Florida in Gainesville found evidence that dogs may…

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Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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