I'm going to start by saying that I love animals, that I was fortunate to have grown up surrounded by hundreds of them, hundreds indeed!...
I'm going to start by saying that I love animals, that I was fortunate to have grown up surrounded by hundreds of them, hundreds indeed! Well, my dad raised chickens, pigeons and there were always cats and dogs nearby; so I can't imagine a home without plants and pets.
When I got married, I moved to my new home with my things, a flowerpot and a recently adopted small cat, because the cat that I had, my mother did not allow me to take it away. I think my departure hurt him, but he would never allow the little furry to leave his side.
Children love each other and pets more! Because they don't give so many problems! My mother used to say. Then the babies came and always, during each pregnancy and until the childhood of my daughters, everyone questioned me or looked "ugly" when they saw that there were pets at home.
One of the tips that no pregnant woman asks for and receives the most is to tell her to stay away from pets or not to have dogs by mistake once the baby is born, as they could infect it with something strange and fill the house with hair.
It happened to me
Now let me give you some very good news: a university in Finland recently published a study confirming that mothers who have dogs also have healthier children and that pregnant women who live with dogs give birth to children with more defenses and antibodies, so they get less sick during their development.
Researchers found that babies born in households with dogs developed a type of immunity against allergies, that they get less sick during the winter and prevent the baby's ear infections.
What do you think about this news? Of the best! true?
The researchers analyzed how the children developed, from birth to the first year of life, and it turned out that those who had pets, dogs or cats, had fewer infectious diseases and colds during the cold season.
An infection that is very common in young children is otitis and in the study of Finnish researchers, they found that the little ones who were more related to their pets, suffered less or never simply developed it. And something even more surprising: those who had pets got sick, they required less medication to recover.
The same study revealed that children exposed to pets abundantly developed the Ruminococcus and Oscillospira bacteria, which promote digestion and prevent obesity. And why is this?
Antibodies: the key
Very simple: children develop more antibodies when exposed to bacteria from animals and at the same time strengthen their immune systems.
But the benefit is not only for children, as adults, we also benefit from pets, not only are they a great company, they also help us to take care of our hearts because whoever has a dog is often "forced" to take it out. walk or play with it and that is a pure benefit for the owner.
If you live alone, do not have children, or want to start living a healthier life, adopt a dog
I'm more into cats, but a dog is the best option to avoid or counteract depression, those are other ways to take care of your health.
Now, it is very important to make it clear that pets require attention, grooming, vaccinations, and love. It is not just about having them for the sake of having them, their health goes hand in hand with ours, for example: when the family gets dewormed, the pets too.
Hygiene in our home should never be compromised under any circumstances. If there are pets, we have to clean floors, bathe them and keep them healthy, then our children and we can enjoy the many benefits that their company gives us.
In the same way, it is very important to follow the instructions of our doctors and pediatricians, because sometimes, on very rare occasions, and true exceptions, babies, and pets cannot be together.
So the next time someone tells you that having dogs at home with young children is a terrible idea, you will know what to say to them.
Many women and their families who are unaware of this information, get to get rid of their pets, give them away, leave them in nursing homes or even abandon them because they do not think it is convenient to have them with their little ones. The vast majority of the time this could be avoided with correct information.
As children grow, the company of a pet also turns out to be a great experience for them as they will learn a lot about responsibility, work, care and protection, life, and death.
A mother told me that she did not want to have pets because she did not want her children to suffer the death of the animal and well, everyone educates their children as best they can. But, isn't this a great opportunity to reflect on how valuable it is to live?
A pet will always be a good decision if you do it from the responsibility of having a living being. Do not be afraid, or that laziness advises you badly.
Do not deprive yourself or your children of enjoying unconditional love and all the benefits that a pet will give you in your children's childhood.
If you are a lover of dogs or cats, pass this information on, many mothers will thank you.