Furry, feathered, or finned friends offer kids much more than companionship. They help children develop lifetime character traits like responsibility, compassion, empathy, accountability, resourcefulness, and the ability to love unconditionally.
Pets are a great way to practice responsibility. They are a strong source of emotional support. Caring for them encourages children to think outside of themselves and become responsible for another being’s welfare.
A child who learns to care for an animal, and treat it kindly and patiently, may get invaluable training in learning to treat people the same way.
Choosing the right pet
Pets and their manners
Safety around pets
Can I provide my pet with the attention, love, care, space and exercise it needs?
What will happen to my pet when we go on holiday?
A visit to the vet
We alo look at animal welfare and rescue organisations.
And children will have the chance of meeting and petting real pets.
Dogs can see in color but not as sharply as humans.
Chocolate contains a natural chemical called theobromine that is deadly to dogs
A male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a queen or molly