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Your Dog Has Pandemic Anxiety, Too

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Feeling isolated, anxious, or depressed since the pandemic hit? Struggling to cope with uncertainty? Homebound with your entire family and going berserk from too much chaos and no privacy?

If you’ve felt any of these things in the past six months, experts say you might be a dog. Indeed, dogs are feeling the emotional impacts of coronavirus just like their owners are, and it may be changing the way they act.

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For example, research published in The Journal

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How to ease your pets out of lockdown and deal with separation anxiety

As many of us prepare to head back to work, there’s one family member who may not be anticipating the change. Pets have become used to having us around every day, available for walks and affection on demand. So how will they cope with a return to their old routine of spending days home alone, or at doggy day-care? 

Research from insurers Petplan has found that more than half of the UK’s pets “aren’t ready” for lockdown to end, and 48 per cent of owners are thinking about preparing their pets for the transition. As pack animals, most dogs are

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