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How can we ensure our child's safety around our pets?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Watch closely

Pets are generally going to like your children, but you should be watching closely to see how they interact.
Make sure pets have a safe place to go to hide so they are not always under attack, watch for children doing cruel things. Never let a child go near a pet who is eating or chewing on a bone or toy. Introduce the pet early though, since a child who acts natural puts the pet at ease.

In brief: Watch closely

Pets are generally going to like your children, but you should be watching closely to see how they interact.
Make sure pets have a safe place to go to hide so they are not always under attack, watch for children doing cruel things. Never let a child go near a pet who is eating or chewing on a bone or toy. Introduce the pet early though, since a child who acts natural puts the pet at ease.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Constant supervision

A 5-week old baby has no interest in pets.
A dog or cat will likely sniff the baby to remember the baby's scent, and to find out what is going on, just out of curiosity. Other types of pets should probably stay away from the baby. Parents should constantly watch the baby if any pets are nearby.

In brief: Constant supervision

A 5-week old baby has no interest in pets.
A dog or cat will likely sniff the baby to remember the baby's scent, and to find out what is going on, just out of curiosity. Other types of pets should probably stay away from the baby. Parents should constantly watch the baby if any pets are nearby.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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