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Do you trust your pets when it comes to your children

Why you should trust your pets There is a case of a pregnant dog who saved her owner's little daughter from being hit by a motorcycle which makes her lose her snout. There is a case of a cat who saved the baby of his owner choking In Japan there is Mari, a dog who rescued her owners from an earthquake. -------------- Why you should not trust your pets A pet Python swallowed the toddler of his owner There is a case of a dog who killed the mauled the 7 year old son of his owner There is another case where pet cats ate the new born baby of their owner.

yes

4 votes / 44% 4 votes / 44 %

no

5 votes / 55% 5 votes / 55 %
This poll has received 9 vote(s) so far.

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Comments

bestwriter wrote on October 25, 2014, 8:03 AM

It should be the other way around. It is the kids that need to behave because if a dog does not harm an adult it is because the adult knows how to behave with a dog. It is therefore advisable that kids and pets should not be left alone without adults being around.

greygirl wrote on October 25, 2014, 9:12 AM

I agree with bestwriter below there. It should really be that the pets not be harmed in anyway because its their defense to fight back.

Ruby3881 wrote on October 25, 2014, 11:20 PM

I don't have any pets, but if I were to vote I would have said that it's important to know each pet's behaviours and to think smart. For example, you don't leave a python wandering the house t all - let alone if you have toddlers or small pets that might look like lunch!

Ruby3881 wrote on October 25, 2014, 11:23 PM

I agree, Grace. Many pets are nervous around small children, especially young dogs who haven't been completely socialized or trained. Little children move suddenly, and even for a well-trained animal they can be too much. An adult should be within arm's reach when animals and pets are together in close quarters.

bestwriter wrote on October 25, 2014, 11:44 PM

I have the most well behaved pet and yet I will never let kids to be with her if an adult is not around.

paigea wrote on October 26, 2014, 12:32 PM

I think kids and pets need to be well supervised no matter how well behaved they are. - the kids and the pets.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on November 2, 2014, 10:14 AM

yeah that is the best way to avoid tragedies like the ones I sampled.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on November 2, 2014, 10:15 AM

Its a lose lose situation, its either the pet will hurt the child or the child will hurt the pet. I do hope many parents will see this,

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on November 2, 2014, 10:16 AM

and their defense can be fatal to a child. Parents and owners should always be aware of their surroundings and they should not let kids alone with pets.

allen0187 wrote on November 7, 2014, 6:39 PM

I didn't vote but I will say that mixing pets and kids don't end well.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on December 28, 2014, 9:01 AM

There are times they were good for the kids but there are incidents too where they caused harm

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on December 28, 2014, 9:06 AM

Parents seemed to be way too confident that their pets were tolerant enough for their children.

allen0187 wrote on December 29, 2014, 3:18 AM

My point exactly. Both can be harmful to one another.

MelissaE wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:27 PM

Yes, I trust all three of my dogs with children of any age whether an adult is around or not. They are very well-behaved and loving. In fact, they're protective of people who love them and treat them kindly. I think that some people have a misconception about some breeds of dogs. There are some breeds that one must be especially cautious around.

darlingyumi wrote on January 4, 2015, 11:57 PM

I am a pet lover and i grew up having pets at home. Our household always has no less than three dogs running around. Even so, i know that animals also have temperaments that we cannot fully comprehend. It is still better for us to be there for our kids.

valmnz wrote on January 31, 2015, 9:19 PM

I think in most cases pets should and can be trusted. Sometimes unexpected things happen, causing a pet to act differently from usual. Nothing is predictable in this world.

HappyLady wrote on February 5, 2015, 9:41 AM

i would not trust even my very gentle cat because all animals operate from instinct and are not able to reason like humans. I would always watch a young child with an animal. The other day my toddler Grandson was by my cat and both enjoyed it but no way was I leaving a toddler alone, Mrs Cat, when all is said and done, only has her claws and teeth to talk with.

GayleStorm wrote on February 5, 2015, 10:40 AM

I don't have pets or kids of my own but I have some experience with my parents' dogs and my little niece. She loves the animals but sometimes they're not too sure about her. There's always someone supervising them when they're together and that's the way it should be.