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Death of a pet can lead to depression in children, study finds



Previous studies have shown children often turn to pets for comfort and to voice their concerns. (Posed by a model, Getty Images)The loss of Rover, Felix or Thumper often triggers tears, but while parents may think the sadness is fleeting, new research suggests a child’s mental health could be impacted by the death of a pet.Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital looked at 6,260 children, who were followed from their early life up to eight years old.Results revealed… Death of a pet can lead to depression in children, study finds