BATON ROUGE – A COVID pet boom is causing a ripple effect as life gets back to normal.
Appointments to see a veterinarian are scarce after lots of people picked up pets to help ease the stress from lockdowns.
In 2020 alone, the Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital doubled its amount of clients.
“It’s exhausting, it’s a busy day,” Dr. Amanda Maciasz said.
Now, with only so many hours in the workday, the staff are having to see more animals each day than normal.
“It’s a lot of routine care, a lot of skin issues people are home more so they