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The Family Dog Helps Control Childhood Obesity

Dogs Take a Bite Out of Childhood Obesity

We all know that having a dog is good for an adult's overall health, but did you know that it's also good for kids?

Recent research has found that children who play with a family dog have been found to be up to 50 percent less likely to be overweight or obese than those who do not. Unlike adults, children do not even need to walk dogs. Just the mere act of playing with them can help children maintain a healthy weight. If you have a dog, encourage your kids to turn off the TV and play with him more. As a result, the dog will be happier and so will your kids. If you don't have kids, your dog loves to play and it's certainly not going to hurt your waistline to play with your pup a little more.

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