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Pets get extra medical care amid coronavirus lockdown, increasing the need for vets

ORLANDO, Fla. — With more people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic and playing closer attention to their dogs and cats, the need for veterinary care is booming right now.

That and other factors which arose before the virus emerged are fueling the need for thousands of new workers at animal clinics across the U.S.

According to an April 2020 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, veterinary jobs are expected to grow by 18% from 2018 to 2028, with 15,600 new jobs added. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did not specify what kind of veterinary jobs will

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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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