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Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil

Friday, November 20, 2020
at 12 PM – 12:50 PM EST

The webinar is part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series

presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy

Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, DACVB
Clinical Assistant Professor , Animal Behavior, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

The stay at home orders necessitated by the pandemic have had a profound effect on the behavior of our patients and their relationships with their human families. Many pets and people adjusted well and even appreciated the constant togetherness. For others, extended togetherness has caused or unmasked behavior problems that have stressed the human-animal bond. Excessive barking, conflict aggression, attention-seeking, anxiety, avoidance and separation distress are among the behavior challenges of the pandemic. This lecture will focus on what the pandemic has taught us about canine and feline behavior and the relationship of people with their pets, how to manage pandemic-related problems, and how to prevent problems that may occur when we return to our normal routines.

Members of the public are invited to this online seminar remotely at no charge.

Made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research-driven policies, programs, and practices that benefit both people and animals.

Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.