Its been known for a while that growing up with a pet is good for your kids. Kids exposed to dog dust is less likely to suffer from allergies or asthma and it could be used as a treatment for it.It’s all about dogs, dust and microbes.
Bacteria in Dog Dust May Protect Children Against Asthma and Allergies | TIME.com
I knew someone that had asthma bad as a kid and her parents got her a dog. At the time I thought it was stupid to think a dog could help her asthma, guess not.