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New research shows that a pet dog can help to reduce children's . A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA shows that petting a dog is a way to help stressed kids. Researchers looked at 643 children aged six and seven over an 18-month . They found that children who have a pet dog suffer from stress than children without a dog. The researchers said that just per cent of children with pets showed of stress. This compares with 21 per cent of children with no dog. The will come as no surprise to the of children who have a dog. They have always known that a dog is great for helping a child's development and mental .

A researcher said there are many about the research that she is still about. She said she did not know if less children have pet dogs, or if it is the other way and pet dogs make children less anxious. She said the research just showed a between pet dogs and children's stress. She said pet dogs help children start . This can often be difficult for children to do and can cause them . The researchers also said a pet dog can be a of comfort for children. The dog can also act as a friend to a small child, who tells the pet all his or her secrets and . Sometimes the dog is so important that its name can be the first the child speaks.

 
 

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