|Children and animals are a great combination, and research has found that growing up with pets is linked to higher self-esteem, cognitive development, and social skills. But diseases can travel between animals and humans, and children under five years of age can be particularly vulnerable to germs and illnesses from animals. The CDC has helpful information for keeping healthy infants and young children who are around animals.|
About Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) represents the companies that develop and produce animal medicines. Our industry is a global leader whose products improve the health of nearly 10 billion companion and food-producing animals in the U.S., which results in significant economic and social benefits for Americans.