The Best Pets For Children

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Amy DePaoli of PetValu discusses the best type of pet for kids of all ages.

    Amy DePaoli: Hi! I am Amy DePaoli with Pet Valu. Today we are going to talk about different pet options for children's of different age groups. Regardless of your child's age, you need to keep in mind that the adult will be the primary caretaker.

    Be sure to have separate spaces in your home for your pet's and also for your children. If you have babies in your home that are under the age of two, it is not recommended that you have a puppy or a kitten in your home.

    Both your child and your pet will require constant attention and it's difficult to keep your eye on both of them at the same time. If you already have a pet in the home, be sure to introduce your new baby as a positive thing. Keep in mind that your pet maybe jealous of your new baby and may need additional attention or treats to feel a part of the family.

    If you have a child in your home that's age is 3-5, this is a great time to start introducing tours that involve your pet, ask him to feed the pet or fill its water bowl. Children ages 6-12 can really play well with pets. They can run around with them outside, they can play fetch and they continue there responsibilities from earlier ages. This is a great time for children and pets.

    The teen years are ideal for owning a pet. Teenagers can walk them, feed them, train them, play with them and more. There should great pets for people of all ages, they are great for toddlers who are learning responsibility because they only need to be every few days.

    Cats and birds are quite self-sufficient, but do require a regular feeding and cleanup schedule, so they are good for young children.

    Dogs require the most attention. They need to be walked. They need to be fed and let outside several times a day. So they are great pets for teenagers. And those are some pets to consider depending on the age of your child.