…..From The Sun Newspaper….
GUINEA PIGS REDUCE ASTHMA: Children who grow up with a pet such as a guinea pig, rabbit or hamster are less likely to develop asthma or allergies, according to scientists.
US researchers studied a group of kids in New York and found that growing up in a less sterile environment could sometimes improve their health.
Researcher Matt Perzanowski said: “Being exposed to certain bacteria may give the child chance to build up an immunity.”
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…..I certainly know that owning our dear little Chihuahua has been positively beneficial to both of us, healthwise…..