Tetra Survey Proves Pets Are Good For Children

Tetra have been innovators in the world of aquatics for over 60 years, and Dan Everton has been reading a research survey they have recently published proving that keeping a pet is good for your children.

Created by Dan Everton on Monday, 27th of June, 2016.
Updated on Wednesday, 4th of September, 2019.


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These findings from Tetra show that teachers' expectations are exceeded by the offspring of pet owning families more often than children who come from a non-pet household.

The poll, which was conducted with 1000 parents of 3 – 14 year olds, also found that children with pets interact more successfully, they are more confident, friendly with greater social skills. Looking after a pet teaches important life skills, making the child more empathetic and compassionate.

Other studies have found that keeping a pet of any sort provides emotional support, reducing stress and allowing the child to to unwind and relax. This can be useful when anxiety peaks, for example when changing schools or visiting the dentist.   

Health Benefits

Evidence suggests feeding and caring for a pet means that parenting skills are developed for later life, and practical benefits might include the prevention of allergies when a child is in close contact with a pet from early on in their life. 

Walking, playing and running with a dog can also only be good for your child's health, with the result that fewer visits to the doctor are required.  

Although beneficial for their children, having a pet is good for all the whole family, creating a relaxed atmosphere in the home, and encouraging interaction from everyone.   

Fish, whether tropical or cold water, can be fascinating pets, offering the benefits outlined in Tetra's survey, and you'll find a huge choice of fish, aquariums and related products at our Aquatics Superstore in Birmingham.

GardenSite also stocks a wide range of Tetra products including the children's Peppa Pig Aquarium, water treatments, testing kits, filters, food and fish tank decorations that can be purchased online.

Pictured is the biOrb 30 Silver aquarium, part of the extensive range of contemporary biOrb aquariums.

 

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