We've all heard the saying "adopt, don't shop", and turns out a lot of people adhered to that advice. Having a pet in your life changes a lot of things and learning to protect the new addition to your family is important.

The number of adoptions have been up and so have the amount of people signing up to be temporary pet foster parents.

According to Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, recent statistics show pet adoptions are up 100% from last year and 78% of pet owners say their pets have improved their quality of life during this current social distancing period.

Protecting your pet is important so that they can enjoy activities like running around dog parks or hiking trails or even just extended neighborhood walks.

Below are the 4 things you should protect your pet against.

Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

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