Pet Dogs and Children’s Health: Opportunities for Chronic Disease Prevention?

25 Nov 2015Anne M. Gadomski, MD, MPH; Melissa B. Scribani, MPH; Nicole Krupa; Paul Jenkins, PhD; Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD; Ardis L. Olson, MD

Having a pet dog in the home was associated with a decreased probability of childhood anxiety

Cross-section study
1 effect
643 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Pets Selfcare risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Pets

Anxiety Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Anxiety
Brain system

Moderate evidence