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Feature July 2016 Issue

Raising Babies and Cats Together

The temperament of a kitten or cat is useful in helping the child/pet relationship to blossom from the start. Exercise supervision at first for the safety of both.

Raising Babies and Cats Together

Growing up with pets can be a beautiful experience for a child. But there are some precautions to take to help make the relationship safe and harmonious.

Bringing a kitten or cat into a home with a baby — or vice versa — can be a beautiful experience for your family. The majority of the time, it will go smoothly and become a positive relationship, explains Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, Professor of Behavior Pharmacology and Animal Behavior at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, adding, “Of course, I’ve heard of kids getting scratched, but it’s not one of the more common…

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