Pandemic pets and people project

A team at La Trobe University, School of Psychology and Public Health, are exploring pet welfare and pet owner wellbeing during the pandemic.

The group is currently seeking owners of all pets to participate by completing an online questionnaire. Participants will also have the option to opt-in to the group’s longitudinal project so that they can continue to track pet owner wellbeing, health, and pet welfare during the pandemic and beyond.

“The results will be used to help us understand the impact of COVID-19 on pets and pet owners, which we hope will inform strategies to support people and their pets,” co-investigator Dr Vanessa Rohlf said.

“This information may also inform future crisis management policies and procedures.”