• Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows

    27 days ago - By Animal Health Institute

    Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.
    Most people who took part in the research perceived their pets to be a source of considerable support during the lockdown period.
    The study-from the University of York and the University of Lincoln-found that having a pet was linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness. Around 90 percent of the 6,000 participants who were from the UK had at least one pet. The strength of the human-animal bond did not differ significantly between species with the...
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