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Pets and child safety

  • Pets - child safety and choosing a pet

    Choosing a family pet is important. They should be right for your child's health, age and development. Learn about pets and child safety.

  • Pets - health and safety risks to babies and children

    Pets can help your child's development. But they can be a risk to your child's safety. Read about health risks to babies and children and how to keep them safe.

  • Dogs - risks to your child's health

    A pet dog can help your child's development. But dogs also pose risks, including biting and infections. Find out how to keep your child safe around dogs.

  • Dogs - teaching your child to be safe

    Your child is more likely to come across dogs than any other animal. Find out how to teach your child to safely interact with dogs.

  • Cats - health and safety risks to babies and children

    Cats can make great pets. But it’s important to keep your child safe. Learn how to keep your child safe from cats, including the risk of bite and infections.

  • Cats - teaching your child to be safe

    Having a cat as a pet can be a good experience for your child. But its important to keep your child safe. Learn how to teach your child to be safe around cats.

  • Rabbits and your child's health and safety

    Rabbits are delicate. They're not a suitable pet for a family with young children. Find out how to teach and keep your child safe around pet rabbits.

  • Rodents and child safety

    Rodents are popular pets. But they can bite or scratch your child. They might also carry disease. Find out how you can keep your child safe around pet rodents.

  • Birds and child safety

    Birds can make great pets for your family. But it's important to keep your child safe. Learn how to keep your child safe around birds.

  • Fish and child safety

    Fish are a popular pet for children. It is quite rare for fish to cause illness. But it can happen. Find out about germs fish carry and how to keep your child safe.