Today marks the beginning of National Pet Week, a week dedicated to celebrating the pets we call our own and the importance of their companionship in our day-to-day lives. For many, pets are more than just household companions. Each pet has their own personality they bring to a home, and in many ways, they are family.
In uncertain times, pets provide comfort in otherwise unstable scenarios. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, pets provide many benefits to the health and well-being of people who keep them, including lower stress levels and better management of feelings of loneliness and depression. Especially in the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus), pets can provide a sense of stability that can make a world of difference in times of self-isolation or necessary contact with others.
While pets can provide for us at times of strife, we too can provide for them in these times. Our friends at the Humane Society of the United States (and their global affiliate