Pets & Kids

When kids get a little older, they'll love to dream about picking a pet to add to the family. Here's our advice for choosing a pet to complement your busy household, including dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, rodents, reptiles, and more.

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I'm a Mom and a Veterinarian: Here's How I Make Sure My Kids Are Ready for a Pet

As a vet, there's no greater joy than seeing kids with their pets. But with that comes a lot of responsibility. Here's how to see if your kid is up for the challenge.

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10 Tips for Bringing Your New Pet Home

Bringing home your first dog or cat is a big deal. And while your family’s life is about to change in the best way, challenges await. Use these strategies to make the transition as easy as possible.

Science Says Pet Dogs Make Kids Feel Less Stressed

According to a new study, these four-legged friends provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed and can help bring down their stress levels.