How Dogs Can Protect You Before You’re Born

Animated film explains why having a dirty, dog-haired covered home might be the best thing you can do for your family

Many people assume that having babies and smelly, hairy pets in the same house isn’t a good idea. In fact, thousands of dogs are re-homed every year because parents-to-be worry about the dirt and bacteria their pets could pass on to small children.

This video dispels that myth, showing how pets actually help fetuses to develop their immune systems before they are even born. Muddy paws, dog-breath and slobbery kisses are actually great for our bodies, and exposure to all of these things greatly reduces the chance of allergies in childhood.

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