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Do Pets Improve Mental Health During COVID Lockdowns?

social isolation associated with COVID-19, lots of people are taking the advice of those like fellow Psychology Today blogger Catherine Sanderson, who described “5 Great Reasons to Adopt a Dog During The Pandemic.” Animal shelters all over the United States have experienced a run on adoptions of dogs and cats.

In April, for example, Chicago’s Animal Care and Control shelter completely ran out of adoptable animals for the first time.But is there solid evidence that getting a pet will actually cure the COVID blues?

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