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  • Bailey the Shih-Tzu Running in the Park

    Dogs Protect Against Allergies, Asthma, and Infections

    Children who grow up with dogs in the house have long been known to have a decreased risk of allergies and asthma. Now new research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that changes in gut microbes are responsible for the safeguard that dogs provide to young children. To study […] More

  • Espen Protecting Mommy from Princess

    Kids with Pet Dogs Less Likely to Develop Asthma

    According to a recent study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco presented at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, children who grow up in homes with pet dogs have a decreased risk of asthma because dog-associated house dust offers protection against RSV, a common respiratory virus associated with […] More