Do you have a pet? Do you have a young child? Then you
should participate in our baby photo contest!
photos will be posted on the MetroPets web site and
will be judged by the MetroPets Board of Directors.
Please indicate the first names of the baby(ies) and
pet(s) in the photos.
received a free year's membership in MetroPets and a
a photo contest?
many people are under the misperception that they shouldn't
have pets in the house after babies are born. Here are
some myths about children and pets:
baby can get sick from a pet's saliva.
will steal my baby's breath.
dog will try to eat my child.
can't share my love between a child and a pet.
pet will be jealous.
In fact, the bond that can develop between animals and
babies is profound. The human-animal bond that is established
at an early age affects a person positively throughout
his or her life. It is very important that parents play
an active role in supervising all contact between children
are some real concerns, and these include:
(pregnant women can contract this by touching cat
play between young children and animals
contact your veterinarian, obstetrician, allergist,
or animal behaviorist to obtain professional advice
on any potential problems.