Little boy and dog in grass

With childhood obesity rising steadily, one study suggests that having a dog in the family can help motivate kids to get moving. Among children five to six years old, a family dog reduces the likelihood of obesity by half. Not only are children with dogs more likely to walk, but they’re also more likely to spend more time with the pet and less on the couch watching TV or playing video games.

This article was written by a Veterinarian.