Owning a pet is certainly popular at the moment. Research recently conducted by Voucherbox has found that over half of all UK households have a pet. Dogs are the most popular choice with a quarter of pet-owning families having one, closely followed by cats at 24%. According to the PFMA, other animals in the top-ten include fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and even lizards! If you are thinking about making an addition to your home here are five reasons why animals could be good for your child as well as family life.
1. They Offer Companionship to Children
2. They Keep Kids Moving
3. They Often Aid Learning
4. They Encourage a Sense of Responsibility
5. They Create Lasting Memories for the Whole Family
Written by: Liz Rothwell.
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