More and more evidence is proving the presence of pets keeps children from developing allergies.

Could your pet protect your baby from allergies?

BALTIMORE - In a recent study, researchers contacted 18-year-olds to see if they had grown up in a home with a cat or dog. They then tested to see if they had allergic symptoms when exposed to the animals.

They found boys and girls who had a cat during their first year of life had a decreased risk of being allergic to cats at the age of 18. The study also found no increased risk of allergies for children who grew up with dogs either.

Pet lover and expectant mom Megan Pringle explains what the study found. Click on the video box to hear more.

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