Having dog pet cuts child’s risk of asthma by 15%: Study

According to new study children who grow up with dogs are less likely to develop asthma.


Scientists in Sweden say that having a dog in the family reduces a child’s risk of asthma by fifteen percent.

Scientists analyzed data on more than 1 million children born in Sweden between 2001 and 2010, where dog and farm animal ownership has to be registered by law.

Dog exposure during the first year of life was associated with a fifteen percent lower likelihood of childhood asthma, while living close to farm animals cut the risk by fifty two percent.