You and your husband definitely love your fluffy and cute dogs and cats, but there is another thing to remember, now you have a little baby in your home! Newborns are sensitive to even a small intention, they are more vulnerable to get exposed to infections as their immune system is not fully prepared to fight against germs and bacteria, during infancy, the immune system is weak. 

It is something not weird that you and your husband love to create a farm in your home name the cats and dogs, you may imagine they will play with your newborn, but have you ever imagine the numbers of hair all over the house? Is it safe for your newborn? Are they allergic? 

Well, you definitely vacuum them, but still, they are everywhere because the dogs and cats cannot stop walking and roaming around the house and rolling on the couch and bed. Some of the studies have shown that the presence of dogs in the home is observed to have fewer allergies in the children, moreover, children raised in the farms have decreased chances of asthma and certain allergies. There are no possible allergies on the skin of your newborn because of the dog fur. 

But still, you need to be careful when you have pets in your home, as there could be some minor or somatic problems that could happen. You never know, your pets are as gentle as they appear or not, so do not ever leave your child alone with your baby. The safety of your baby comes first! 

Pets and Risk Factor to Infants

It is important for the parents to keep an eye that the children are not close to the parents, keep both of them away from each other. It takes time for both to recognize each other, it is essential to always supervise. If the baby makes any louder noise, the pet becomes scared and react. The reaction of the pet may harm your baby. 

Possible Health Issues with your Child Due to Pets 

As parents are recommended to keep the pets away from the infants, as they can cause illnesses or injuries. Take health advice if you see any of the uncertain problems. The common health issues are;

  • Asthma or allergies due to saliva, fur, skin flakes, or feathers of animals. 
  • There could be breathing problems if the pet stays close to your child’s mouth. 
  • Risk of animal bites and scratches.
  • Transmission of diseases and allergies from animals to humans through food, poo, or water. 

Risk of having Salmonella

Salmonella is a common bacteria, which can be transmitted by touching the infected pet and then touching the face. People could get these bacteria through contaminated food. The common symptoms of Salmonella are;

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Temperature
  • Stomach pains

If you observe any of these symptoms in your child, take prompt medical help, and do tell them that you have a pet at your home.