Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: How owning pets can lead to a healthier lifestyle

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have been working from home as a result of COVID-19. The adjustment has been difficult, and created a lot of stress and strain on my mental and physical health. I find that I spend much of my time in front ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pets provide comfort for 'Ruff' quarantine time

(HealthDay)—For New York lawyer Roseann Schuyler, her family's pets—a dog (Jackie), two cats (Hudson and Winter) and a fish (Atticus fish)—eased the long, lonely days of lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How pets can be true lifesavers for seniors

(HealthDay)—Having a furry, fluffy or feathered friend can have a profound effect on seniors' mental health, possibly even helping prevent some suicides, new research suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wash your hands after stroking your pet, say French experts

A French medical body urged pet owners on Wednesday to take precautions like washing hands after stroking dogs or cats, saying the risk of catching COVID-19 from animals "cannot be ruled out".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No evidence that COVID-19 can be contracted from pets

Veterinary experts from around the world are urging pet owners to listen to the advice of their veterinarians and public health experts, following the news that a dog in Hong Kong, quarantined after it had tested positive ...

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