Table of Contents

FAMILIES, CHILDREN, AND PETS

  • What Companion Animals Give to Children and Parents
  • How to Choose a Pet for Your Child
  • Making It Work No Matter What Pet You Get
  • Dilemmas: Should Every Child Have a Pet? How Old Should My Child Be? How Do We Say No?

CHILDREN, DOGS, AND CATS

  • Dogs
  • Cats

CHILDREN AND SMALL, FURRY PETS

  • Small, Furry Pets: Overview
  • Fancy Mice
  • Fancy Rats
  • Gerbils
  • Guinea Pigs (Cavies)
  • Hamsters
  • Rabbits
  • A Footnote About Ferrets

CHILDREN, WINGS, AND FINS

  • Birds
  • Fish

UNUSUAL, WILD, AND EXOTIC PETS

  • Unusual and Exotic Pets
  • Wildlife as Pets

PETS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Service and Therapy Pets

CHILDREN, PETS, AND SAFETY

  • Protecting Children and Pets