Animal Behaviour Researcher Discusses Pandemic Pets With HuffPost

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Dr. Lee Niel

Dr. Lee Niel, a professor in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, spoke to the Huffington Post for a video about how pets will fare after people begin returning to their offices and places of work.

With so many pets adopted during the pandemic, many of these animals have only known homes filled with people. Older pets too have gotten used to having their owners at home. Niel provided her insight on how these pets will fare once the house is empty again for hours at a time.

Niel studies the behaviour and welfare of companion animals, including the causes of dog and cat aggression, as well as methods to manage animal stress.