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How can I keep my child healthy and safe around a pet? 1. Choose your pets wisely, if you don’t already own a pet, study and learn from different breeds and species, you will find that some are specially “kid friendly”. 2. Consider any allergies a family member could have, before acquiring a pet. Consult with your kid’s pediatrician about any allergies that may be present. 3. Take your pet to veterinary to a general check up before you bring it home.
* Always supervise interaction between pets and kids. * Teach your child not to touch any pet, unless you say it’s OK to do so. * Never leave pets and kids unattended. Kids tend to play rough and that could provoke an attack or harm a small pet. * Make sure your child stays away while pet is eating, sleeping or taking care of its own offspring. * Teach your child to keep a good hygiene, not to touch pet droppings and wash his hands after playing with pet. * Treat immediately any scratch or bite caused by a pet. Consult with your child’s pediatrician if scratch or bite tears your child’s skin.
Mariangie González is an Agronomist with a major in Animal Science and runs the day-to-day operations of her home-based business and website which carries natural pet care, pet aromatherapy, holistic pet health, pet toys, pet jewelry and much more. She can also help you start your own home-based 100% natural pet supplies business, you can visit online at: http://www.MindBodyAndPaw.com