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36 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 17, 2008 Shop 5 (level 3) Ashfield Mall (between Coles & Kmart) Ph: 9716 0066 Ashfield Soul Pattinson Chemist NEW: FREE local home deliveries Great rewards. Free to join. Ask us how. MASSIVE 15% OFF ALL SKINCARE* 3 DAYS ONLY! Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th July Store Hours • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8.30am-6pm • Thur 8.30am-9pm • Sat 8.30am-5pm • Sun 10am-4pm * Excludes specials advertising feature rejuvenate 2045743K N ESSENTIAL PART OF GROWING UP FOR MANY CHILDREN IS OWNING AND LOVING A PET, WHETHER IT'S A GREAT DANE, A GUINEA PIG OR AN AXOLOTL CALLED ERROL. But many parents hesitate to introduce an animal into the household, fearful that busy lives and inexperience might result in the tearful dispatch of Fido or Chuckles well before the due date. However, there are just as many reasons why you should seriously consider having a pet. For a start, research suggests pet ownership is associated with lower levels of absenteeism from school due to illness. Having a pet also teaches young children that acting responsibly towards others has its own rewards -- like a loving best friend and playmate. If you're a novice pet-owning family, the Petcare Information and Advisory Service suggests a cat makes an ideal option for a busy family. Susie Willis from Petcare said cats made great companions and enjoyed the attention children lavish on their pets, provided they are taught to care for them properly. "Cats are relatively easy to care for, making them a great first pet," she said. While there's no question pets can cause allergies, research also suggests early contact with animal fur might assist in lowering sensitivity to pet allergies later in life. Before you rush out and buy yourself a kitten, do a little research, taking into account your family and lifestyle. All breeds have different traits and physical characteristics -- for instance Russian blues are inquisitive and like to be included in family activities, while persians are often behaving like couch potatoes and may find the attentions of small energetic children a little wearying. While doing your research, don't forget the good old moggie, but choose one that's well socialised -- stray kittens might look cute, but they can be quite wild and resist unexpected cuddles and care. If you choose your kitten or cat carefully and with every member of the household in mind, it's likely you'll all live happily ever after for some time to come. A "early contact with animal fur might assist in lowering sensitivity to pet allergies later in life" Ca pp q y and playtime with family members each day, but remember -- they can sleep up to 18 hours out of 24. If family members are out all day, consider getting two cats to keep each other company. Teach children to be quiet and patient with a cat. They need to know when an animal has had enough, or the animal will let them know in no uncertain terms. Research has shown owning a pet can help improve your mental and physical health, reduce the effects of stress, teach children about responsibility, facilitate social interaction and help build a sense of family or community. share the love pet ticula BREAKFAST POINT PRACTICE Shop 3&4, 10-20 Market St, Village Centre Breakfast Point phone: (02) 9743 5744 firstname.lastname@example.org Free hygiene packs! Interest free payments available! www.dentalclinique.com.au At Dental Clinique Breakfast Point we understand that every patient deser ves the best possible care and personalized ser vice. We take a genuine interest in your dental health care, focusing on you as an individual. Dental Clinique provides you with an extensive list of dental services including: • Preventive and Family Dentistry • Cosmetic Dentistry • Sport Dentistry and Mouthguards • Snoring and Sleep Apnoea • Emergency Dentistry • Implant therapy Please feel free to stop by, meet our team and pick-up your FREE hygiene pack. CALL US: 9743 5744 OPENING HOURS MON-FRI 9-6pm SAT 9-1pm / SUN CLOSED Consultation, scale and clean and take home whitening kit only $450. Normally valued at over $700." **Only available for a limited time. Opening Special Package
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