Open Access Opinion

Pets and Your Health in the Time of COVID-19

B.E. Snyder. D.V.M., Ph.D*

CNM Veterinary Technology Program, Central New Mexico Community College, Mexico

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 30, 2020;  Published Date: June 17, 2020


Each day as I attach a rope to the harness of my 11-pound dog, I am grateful to have a pet during this period of stay at home while I wait for news that the COVID19 crisis will abate. This little creature gives me a reason to get up in the morning when I cannot go to work (she insists on being taken out and then fed). She quietly, or not so quietly, encourages me to walk the daily 10,000 steps I have committed to for my health. She bugs me until we get outside into the sunshine and get the walk done. She cavorts, jumps a foot in the air, chases rabbits and lizards which she cannot catch, and generally exhibits a zest for life which some days seems to elude me. Just being around her makes me feel better.

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