Q: What are some of the benefits of kids having pets?

A: All the responsibility of feeding, walking, and loving a pet translates into children being caring with other children. It also teaches them to treat the animal how they want to be treated. Ask your kids to put themselves in the place of their pet. Ask them how they feel when they are loved; how they feel when they are disrespected. Your dog feels all these things too. This becomes a very real way of teaching children the golden rule. Q&A from Bil-Jac dog food company.