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Do all kids need a pet?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Many children do fine without pets, but you need to judge your child and work on them about responsibility.
Sometimes they can demonstrate their ability to care for a pet and have lots of fun.

In brief: No

Many children do fine without pets, but you need to judge your child and work on them about responsibility.
Sometimes they can demonstrate their ability to care for a pet and have lots of fun.
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

I don't consider kids capable of the responsibilities of having a pet until around 8 years.
When and if they show the ability to follow through on some simple chores around the house, I would consider it.

In brief: Maybe,maybe not

I don't consider kids capable of the responsibilities of having a pet until around 8 years.
When and if they show the ability to follow through on some simple chores around the house, I would consider it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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