Whether we want to believe it or not, owning a dog, or simply being around man's best friend, has a number of health benefits. See if you can separate fact from fiction.
Question 1 of 20
Therapy dogs can help some children learn to read.
Question 2 of 20
Children who have pets at home have a less favorable view of wild animals.
Question 3 of 20
A child’s body actually goes through physical changes when the child spends about a half hour with a dog.
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Having a dog or cat at home can lower a child's cholesterol.
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Dog owners have a lower risk of dying from heart failure.
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Children who suffer autism can relate better to a dog than they can to a human.
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Children who grow up around pets are more likely to develop allergies.
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Dogs can warn diabetic children when there is a sudden drop in the child’s level of blood glucose.
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Doctors recommend that kids with ADHD should not be allowed to have a dog as a pet because of the child's erratic behavior.
Question 10 of 20
“Seizure dogs” are specially trained to work with children who suffer from ADHD.
Question 11 of 20
Children living with a dog are less active than children who do not have a dog at home.
Question 12 of 20
A child who did not talk for six years started talking when a therapy dog visited his school.
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Children who are not pet owners deal with death better than children who have pets.
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Petting a dog can help a child keep high blood pressure at bay.
Question 15 of 20
Therapists often tell their depressed patients to keep away from dogs.
Question 16 of 20
Children are more likely to make friends when they have a pet.
Question 17 of 20
Dogs can help autistic children become more social.
Question 18 of 20
Pets, including dogs, can relieve pain.
Question 19 of 20
Children with pets spend less time in school.
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