If you don’t have a dog, you might want to consider getting one if the world goes back into lockdowns. A new study shows that dog owners fared better than non-dog owners during the pandemic.
The study found that dog owners had more social support that helped mitigate the negative psychological effects of the pandemic in 2020. Dog owners also had a lower depression score. Owners of non-canine pets were not studied.
We added Grover to our family two weeks into the pandemic and we can’t imagine being without him now! We agree with this study paws-atively! Remember to send us your pet photos for our daily YouTube show. We share them every Friday so that your furry friend can boost the mood for us all!