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Kids and Pets

 
Raising your children with pets provides a great opportunity for learning, nurturing, and building healthy relationship skills that will benefit your children for the rest of their lives. With help from your pediatrician in St. Helena you can better understand the benefits of having a pet in your home as your child grows up. 
 
Children that are raised with pets show many benefits.  Developing positive feelings about pets can contribute to a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence.  Positive relationships with pets can also aid in the development of trusting relationships with others.  Additionally, a good relationship with a pet can also help non-verbal communication, compassion, and empathy.  
 
According to your pediatrician in St. Helena at St. Helena Office, pets can serve different purposes for children, such as:
 
  • Safe recipients of secrets and private thoughts
  • Providing lessons about life
  • Developing responsible behavior in children who care for them
  • Providing a connection to nature
  • Teaching respect for other living things
 
Having a pet can also provide other physical and emotional needs, including physical activity, comfort contact, love, loyalty, affection, and the experience with loss if a pet is lost or dies.  
 
By visiting your child’s St. Helena pediatrician at St. Helena Office, you can better understand the benefits of having pets in your home as your child grows.  Your St. Helena pediatrician can also offer advice for allergies and other illnesses in relation to pets. 

Questions or Comments?

At Harvest Pediatrics, we encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern or question related to your care.
You can reach us at:


Napa: (707) 252-1076
St. Helena: (707) 963-0171

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Napa Office

Monday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

St. Helena Office

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed