Pets can be a wonderful addition to a family. However, there are important safety issues you will want to keep in mind as a parent and pet owner.

Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about how to stay safe and healthy with pets.

This section is for dog or cat owners who are expecting a baby.

Before your pet and newborn meet, here are tips to help prepare your pet.

If this is your first child, talk with your veterinarian (who knows your pet and your pet’s breed) about how your pet may respond to a new baby in the house.

This section is for parents who are considering owning a pet.

Before you select a pet, take time to research what would be the best choice for your family. Pets need to be fed, cleaned up after, and taken to the veterinarian, and some...

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