The UK is still in the grips of  Covid 19  with restrictions and lockdown we try to adjust to  social distancing and working from home.  As the economy tries to continue, the need to adapt and work from home is a must for much of the world. Many benefits of this have been seen both for the owner and pet.  

Our Registered Vet Nurses have some tips on how best to look after our pets in these unprecedented times.  If you would like any further advice or  information, then have a look at the website for more information https://pet-gp.co.uk/telephone-veterinary-nurse-service/  

It is clear we love our pets, the immediate joy and companionship that comes from owning a pet is one shared across the world. The benefits of owning a pet stretch even  further providing  both physical and mental health benefits.  

The relationships we build with our pets offer not only companionship  and  encourage social interactions but can also help reduce stress and anxieties.  Pets are not only a source of routine and motivation but help provide some purpose and help owners to feel needed.  The gentle nudge of paw or wet nose can ease loneliness and offer comfort.  

Something simple like walking  the  dog  can  provide  motivation  and  help  an  owner exercise.  Stroking a pet  and interacting with a pet  helps  relaxation and  can  have a calming  effect supporting  mental  health.  Providing care to an animal  brings us joy  and  gives  purpose and  meaning to a day.  Pets can even  provide  a  sense of security  and company  with many people living alone and now working from home.  

Children  like adults  can also  benefit from animal  interaction and pet ownership just playing with a pet can stimulate  the mind and body  as well as providing a source of calmness.  

Owning a pet comes with great responsibility but also a sense of support and companionship and  without question our pets offer unconditional love.