5 reasons why animals have such a positive effect on children

"Mom, Dad, can we have a pet too?" – Almost all children have their own pet at the top of their wish list.

And for more than one good reason: Many studies and even more everyday experiences show how positive the effects of dogs, cats, small animals, birds & Co. are on children and the whole family.

"I want a pet!"

"Four-legged development workers" - this is how the research group "Pets in Society" describes the current state of science on the effects of animal husbandry on healthy child development. Animals in everyday family life support the emotional development of children, strengthen children's well-being and self-confidence. As a result, children who have pets feel less lonely, and often the family pets give their little friends an extra dose of courage.