Early Pet Exposure Protection Against Allergies

by Rebecca on June 13, 2011

in Animals in the News

Rover and Fluffy are unlikely to raise kids’ risk of developing pet allergies, and could lower them, according to a new 18-year-long study.

The results showed that, for most of the childhood years, being exposed to a dog or cat had little effect on later allergies. However, exposure lowered the risk for some children if they were exposed to a pet during their first year of life.

Read more at MSNBC.

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