Having a pet helped people deal with the stress of COVID-19, according to a new study. British researchers found that more than 90 percent of respondents said their pet helped them cope emotionally with the lockdown. 96% said their pet helped to keep them fit and active. But, about two-thirds of pet owners were worried about their pets during the lockdown due to lack of access to veterinarians or worries about who would care for the pets if they got sick.