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For The Love Of Kids And Pets: Teaching Children About Pet Ownership

Pet AdoptionGrowing up with a pet is a wonderful memory for so many of us, and we understandably want our kids to share in the joys of pet ownership. Besides being a friend, playmate, and confidant, pets can teach kids lessons about responsibility, compassion, and empathy.

Adopting a pet for your child may sound like a good idea in theory, but many parents worry that once the novelty of a new pet wears off the grownups will be shouldered with the entirety of the pet care chores. Deciding if your child is ready for a pet, which type of pet to adopt, and how to guide your kids in learning about pet care are all key components in raising the next generation of responsible pet owners. Continue…

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