Take Your Pets To Work Week starts June 20th! This can be a fun and creative way to spread cheer (and perhaps some fur) around the workplace. Given the option, it’s probably safe to say that many of our patients would love to go to work with their humans. Fido and Fluffy like to keep a very close eye on their owners. But is taking your pet to work actually a good idea? A Cherry Hill, NJ vet offers some insight on this below.
Pets With Jobs
Many of our animal companions already have jobs of their own. Fido is balancing several careers: he works as a guide dog, service dog, actor, rescue pup, athlete, therapist, cattle herder, police dog, and bedbug sniffer, to name just a few. As for Fluffy, well, hunting has always been her line of expertise. However, she has also dabbled in therapy, comedy, modeling, politics, espionage, smuggling, and retail.
Working From Home
Over the past few years, many people have made the leap to working from home, either part time or full time. Our furry friends are delighted to be able to spend more time with their humans! It’s also great stress relief to be able to pet your dog or cat during a meeting. (Fido and Fluffy have also crashed or photo-bombed their fair share of Zoom sessions, but that’s another topic.) Our only advice when working with cats? Use cups or bottles with lids at your desk, set your screen lock time to under a minute (in case your cat walks over your keys, and get used to your kitty smacking most of your pens onto the floor. You may also want to set a box out for the furball.
Want to take your pet to work? The first thing to do, of course, is check with your boss. Even if you own your own business, there are a few things to consider. If anyone you work with has allergies, it’s best to do the polite thing and keep your furry pal at home. You should also only bring Fido or Fluffy in to places that are safe and appropriate for them. Animals that are nervous, aggressive, sick, pregnant, or very young or old will be more comfortable staying home.
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