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Stud­ies show that chil­dren who live in a house­hold with a pet dog:

» Are more likely to be phys­i­cally ac­tive and less likely to be over­weight

» Are more likely to have higher self-es­teem and im­proved so­cial skills

» Re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Flor­ida say pet dogs pro­vide valu­able so­cial sup­port for kids when they’re stressed, re­duc­ing the risk of men­tal health prob­lems.

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