Animals & Kids

A recent study has shown that the presence of pets in a classroom support teaching efforts and helps students learn.

To elaborate a bit more on this was our guest, Dr. Nancy Gee who is the WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition’s Human-Animal Interaction Research Manager and was a lead researcher for the study.


The WALTHAM™ Centre for Pet Nutrition is part of Mars Petcare, and the company recently launched a program called  BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ which is a  program that aims to provide a model of what a pet-friendly community looks like for other cities to adopt and advocates for fewer pets in shelters, more pet-friendly places, and happier, healthier lives for both people and pets.


For more information on the study and the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, visit provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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