Podcast by Farah Javed | May 25, 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, most people have been holed up in their homes, whether fearful of contracting COVID-19 or spending their time working from home. Lonely, they have looked to pets as a means of company and comfort, which scientists agree is helping people cope. But with pet returns increasing along with the number of adoptions, are pets doing as well as their owners?
According to Dr. Sarah Byosiere, director of the Thinking Dog Center, and long-time dog owner Alyson Szeto, the short answer is no. Still, there are ways for pet owners to ease their furry friends’ anxiety and even make them resilient for post-pandemic life.