Last summer, like tens of millions of Americans, I brought home a 7-pound ball of fluff. Over the previous 12 months, my mini-goldendoodle has was 23 pounds of pure pleasure. Close to 1 in 5 households have acquired a canine or cat since the starting of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey from the ASPCA.

The cute economy is not solely a community of cute content that individuals take part in making, sharing and circulating but in addition a multibillion-dollar enterprise. Dr. Courtney Campbell talks about the veterinarian shortage, the risk of pets getting COVID-19 and extra. Goldendoodle Opie and baby Case of Kentucky have the “pawfect” friendship.

There could also be acceptance of UK Pet Passports in Northern Ireland soon! For instance, a big examine interviewed people dwelling with circumstances corresponding to despair, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or post-traumatic stress dysfunction. The corporations are donating to animal organizations …