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While there are a lot of things to be unhappy about regarding the coronavirus lockdown, it has given a lot of folks more time to spend with their pets, and that’s a good thing.

A new poll finds:

  • 45% of pet owners say spending time with their pets during lockdown has increased their household’s happiness.
  • 39% say their pet helped lower their anxiety during such a stressful time.
  • 47% of millennials say they’ve gotten increased emotional support from their pets, something 43% of both Gen Zers and Gen Xer’s say.
  • 20% of people say they prefer working alongside their pets rather than their co-workers.

Of course, this extra time is bound to change once people go back to work, and some owners are worried.

  • 73% of pet owners are concerned about spending more time away from their pets when they go back to work.
  • 59% are worried about their animals suffering separation anxiety when they have to go back to the office.

Source: Yahoo