Remember, too, that a decision not to get a pet now doesn’t mean that your family can’t get one later. Especially if your children are very young, waiting a bit might be the best alternative. While an estimated 40 percent of children begin their lives in homes with pets, several studies suggest that pets may be most beneficial for children who are at least in elementary school.
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Even if your child is a bit older, you need to consider some of the most important issues in deciding whether to acquire a pet.
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