June 5, 2020

Pet Care Community Offers Tips for Keeping “Pandemic Pets” as Next Transition Ensues

The American pet care community, represented by the American Pet Products Association, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, Pet Industry Distributors Association and World Pet Association is sharing a new infographic to help people transition pandemic pets to a lifelong part of the family, particularly now as restrictions ease and lifestyles change again.

At the start of the quarantine and shelter-in-place orders, animal shelters and rescues across the country were emptied with generous people stepping up to foster pets, many of whom are now considering permanent adoptions.

Understandably people are facing new challenges as they begin to make their way back toward pre-pandemic routines. Many are going back to work full-time or soon will be, after working from home with their pet for two months or more. Others are facing difficult changes to their financial situations due to lost jobs or decreased hours.

This new infographic provides information for various situations and is designed to help pet owners and fosters make informed and responsible decisions in the best interest of both the pet and the family. Whatever each individual or family’s changing circumstances are or how the pet is reacting, there are ways to support their pet ownership journey to give them the opportunity to continue enjoying the scientifically-proven mental and physical health benefits of animal companionship.

Download the infographic here.

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