Families with dogs or cats have children that are
less likely to suffer from respiratory tract symptoms or infections. . .
The research suggests pet owners are more likely to have healthy children than non-pet owners, because the children of pet owners are exposed to communities of useful bacteria which pets carry and which help children develop their own important microbiologic cultures.
A very interesting study in an age of hand sanitizer and hermetically sealed homes. Also a good excuse to post a photo of New York City’s furriest blogger.