HEALTH AND WELLNESS
It's never too late to paws and breathe.
A CAT is a good first pet for a young child who shows interest in animals. Cats are sweet, independent and can be protective of their human friends. They also make perfect sleep buddies and can delight a child by engaging in simple games.
Exposure to cats can help a child learn how to take care of someone, respect and understand small creatures and find joy in simple things that only a cat can offer. The cat can even help toughen up a kid's immune system.
* Veterinarians concerned about rising pet obesity cases