Impact of the pandemic: Companion animals

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Companion animals

Published 27 September 2021 | Updated 11 August 2022

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    The 2021 version of the PDSA Pet Animal Wellbeing (PAW) report, includes analysis of data from surveys undertaken in February and August 2020, providing some insight into the initial effects of the pandemic on pets and their owners.
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