When you put the positives and negatives on the balance scale, the positive aspects of pet ownership win out if your family is ready to accept the responsibilities of animal ownership.
You Can’t Protect Your Child From Everything
Even with the best planning and most favorable circumstances, no parent can ever ensure that a pet will not die prematurely or otherwise be lost to a child.
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Pets who were already in the family when a child was born will almost certainly die before the child reaches adulthood. While grieving this loss, children can be helped to understand and accept it as part of the natural cycle of life.
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