A new study of over 1,000 pet-owning children, between the ages of 5-16 years old, recently revealed that 79% of them believe that their pet had a positive effect on their homework. And rat owners do best of all! Yep, the study showed that the top dogs weren’t even dogs in fact! Children with rats and mice as pets were followed by children owning dogs and, lastly, children owning cats. So..what do you say? Homework with side of cheese, anyone???