Lessons from the Pandemic


How the Relationship with our Pets continues to Grow

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Preparing for post-pandemic transitions

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Tips for strengthening the bond with your pet

It’s not just pets who will miss their owners. Pet owners want to spend more time with their pets too, proving just how unique that relationship with our pets truly is. According to the survey, the relationship with our pets is mutually beneficial, held strong by the bonds of unconditional love.

Pet owners say the top benefits pets provide are keeping us company, improving our mood and showing unconditional love. Taking care of our pets, protecting them and showing unconditional love in return will help you both prepare for the changes ahead. Here are three tips to get you started.

Create a predictable routine.

One way to prepare for an upcoming change is to create a predictable routine. This may include regular sleep, wake and mealtimes. You can also get your pet used to you being gone by leaving the house for small periods of time, then expanding that time period with every excursion.

Catch up on pet wellness activities.

Before schedules get busy with post-pandemic commitments, catch up on important pet wellness activities. If you're behind on annual veterinarian visits, schedule one now. Ask your vet what other proactive measures you can take, like using Seresto to protect your pet from fleas and ticks. Many of us are getting back to the office, booking travel and spending less time at home. Seresto keeps your pets protected from fleas and ticks for eight continuous months, so you can focus on enjoying more time together.

Plan for quality time.

When you start your new schedule, remember that both you and your pet will experience many emotions. When you get home after being gone, plan for some quality time together. Pets provide so much love and companionship and, just like us, they have their own love languages. Maybe that’s going for walks, getting a treat, enjoying a scratch behind the ears or something else that makes them feel extra special. Think about what is meaningful to them and go out of your way to show them just how much they are loved.

As you ease back into a new schedule, paying attention to your pet and what they need will help both of you grow together. It’s those little things you learn about each other that make the companionship of having a pet such a special bond.

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