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Pandemic Puppies in Backpacks

Wall Street Journal (Aug. 27) – “Not to state the obvious, but every dog should have the ability to walk and run around every day,” said Ashley Mitek, an assistant professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. “You’re unfortunately going to have to go through [separation anxiety] with your pet after Covid unless you’re committed to wearing them in a carrier the rest of your life,” which most people can’t, she said. “You’re not going to take them to a board meeting.”