Kids and Pets
Pet Turtles and Salmonella
Review the warnings about Salmonella bacteria from pet turtles, other reptiles, and amphibians, which many families keep as pets and can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps.
Pets and Allergies in Children
I am expecting my first baby in a few months. We have two dogs that live in the house. Do I have to get rid of the dogs before the baby gets here? Will they make my baby more likely to develop allergies if he is around animals at a young age?
Pet Food - Hidden Danger to Kids
Dry pet food, especially dog food, is a choking hazard for young children. It can also be a hidden danger as a source of infection because of recent pet food recalls and Salmonella contamination.
Choosing a Pet
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, advice on selecting a pet for your child and whether you should choose a pet like a dog or cat, or something more low matainance, like a goldfish, turtle, bird, guinea pig, or hamster.
Is it safe to keep pets when the new baby comes home?
Precautions and safety measures to consider when you introduce a young child to your pets, including advice on the first meeting, sleeping arrangements, and allergies.
Teaching Child and Puppy to Play Nice
Tips and ideas for helping your children and pets get along.