Pets Are the Best Medicine

July 22, 2023

I can only imagine how much hospitalized kiddos must miss their fluffy friends. Many studies have shown the health benefits of owning pets (pets are known to lower blood pressure, reduce the incidence of allergies and asthma and increase longevity). It makes good sense that some children’s hospitals are now allowing pets to visit their kids while undergoing medical care. Many thanks to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for making this initiative possible; hopefully more children’s hospitals will follow suit.