Episode 12: “Pet Benefits”

Pet’s have been apart of the family unit for roughly 11,000 years with obvious and known accounts of how pets can increase happiness and the disposition of all family members. In addition to these accounts, research has been performed asking if owning a pet can have a positive affect on children’s mental health and overall being, and today on Episode 12 we discuss some of these results. Among the numerous benefits cited, there are some caveats and I discuss them as well, but the overwhelming majority of studies suggest owning a pet can be beneficial to children’s overall wellness and mental state. Enjoy!