Why Having a Dog Would Be Good For My Asthma

While many people with asthma may not have pets because of the possible impact on their breathing or allergies, I’m choosing to look at the positives. As someone who has always wanted (but never owned) a dog, in this video, I’ll be taking the opposite stance of digging through why owning a dog would be good for my asthma.

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