The Arizona Humane Society’s DVM and Vice President of Medical Operations, Dr. Melissa Thompson, says the COVID-19 pandemic has given pet owners the opportunity to spend more time with their pets, which has led to people feeling more connected to their pets. This has resulted in an increase in vet visits because owners are noticing more when it comes to their pet’s health.
Dr. Thompson also discusses important pet safety and health tips that are relevant as we enter the spring season. As pet owners begin to spend more time with their pets outdoors, they should make sure their pets are up-to-date on vaccinations, parasite preventatives, and their annual veterinary exams.
Exercise should also be included in pets’ daily routines to improve physical and mental health.