Having A Pet Dog Might Help Prevent Anxiety Disorders In Children
A new study suggests that having a pet dog might lower kids' chances of experiencing childhood anxiety disorders.By Ethan Weston | November 26, 2015
Parents, take note: A new study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease says kids with pet dogs could be less likely to experience childhood anxiety.
Scientists already knew owning a dog could give a boost to mental health conditions in adults. But little research has been done with regard to children.
The researchers at New York's Bassett Medical Center studied 643 kids — 370 of them had pet dogs, and 273 didn't.