Pets may improve social skills for autistic kids

December 31, 2014 5:13 PM

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Pets may improve social skills for autistic kids

Children with autism who live with pets have stronger social skills than those who don't, a new University of Missouri study suggests.

Although the therapeutic benefits of dogs has been the focus of much attention, the researchers say other pets — such as cats and rabbits — can have a similar positive effect.

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