Pets may need time to adjust as more people spend time out of homes

Anyone traveling with a pet should not leave animals in the car when the car is off.

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – Pets are a part of many families, but much like human, our furry friends have had some changes during the pandemic.

That includes changes to routines and missing out on socialization with a variety of people, as well as unfamiliar animals.

The President of the American Veterinary Medical Association says taking things slow will help.

“A lot of pets were added to households over the last year. And then some of them got used to us being at home with them. So I’d recommend that people ease back into it. So if they know they’re going back to work and more and more full time, try to do it incrementally with your pets,” said American Veterinary Medical Association President Dr. Douglas Kratt.

If you are traveling with your pet, be sure to not leave your pets in the car while is off.

And just like humans, plan for bathroom breaks to allow them to stretch their legs.