The Swedish Agricultural Insurance Agency released data this month that showed an increase in dog bites in 2020 when the country faced extensive suspensions that experts say had a lot to do with bad dog behavior.
“Anxiety is a bit up between children, work, Zoom, the whole quarantine life. And dogs feel the same anxiety and affect as well, "a San Diego State Farm agent told a reporter with the CBS subsidiary in San Diego, who reported that" when people are stressed at home, dogs can act with barking, destroying and biting.
Nationwide State Farm recorded a full-time increase of 3,100 bits and more than $ 157 million in payouts, adding that the highest number of bits was recorded in March 2020 at the beginning of lockdowns.
In addition to stress at home, dog parks were closed for most of the lockdown and puppies could not develop social skills.
And the outlook is bleak: the agent pointed out that many people adopted dogs during the pandemic, which means that new pets may experience anxiety when their people leave to return to work and other activities.
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