Pets in the Home
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May 18th, 2007, 10:21 AM
I'm climbin' in yo window
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I think people worry way too much about germs. Nowadays, everyone worries about every little thing. I think as long as you do your best to keep your home clean and don't allow your kid to go play in the cat box then it should be fine. You have no idea what you're exposed to on a daily basis without even knowing it. It is probably way worse that what you are exposed to from your house kept animal.[/b]
My thoughts exactly.
I think pets CAN be extreamly dirty, but with normal upkeep, they are not any dirtier than the average human. Our dog sleeping in the girls bed cause they feel safer with him there, and I dont care. The germs he tracks in from the couple of minutes a day he's outside are probably not half as bad as the crap our shoes bring in from places. I honestly think people today are too "germ phobia" crazy. I mean, yeah, obviously be clean, but people get excessive and they've proven that hurts immune systems not helps them.
ITA with both of these. I have 2 dogs, a Great Dane and a Poodle mix, as well as 3 hamsters, all which are inside. I take great pains to ensure that my house is clean. I vacuum, at least, once a day and I mop every other day. I dust the furniture and I use clorox spray on all my countertops.
Because allergies to pets are common, people long assumed that exposure to pets made allergies more likely. A number of studies have turned this assumption upside down. The August 2003 Pediatrics Synopsis Book summarizes the current understanding. For a newborn coming into a home, or for a child who has not developed allergies, exposure to a dog or to multiple pets appears to decrease the risk of allergies, eczema, and perhaps (in one study) even asthma.[/b]
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