Not many positions provide pet parents with the opportunity to bring their dog to work; however, many more jobs are beginning to offer the opportunity to their employees. Research suggests taking your pet to work provides many advantages. What are these advantages though; you ask? Let’s take a look!
Many Benefits of Dogs at Work: The Employer
As everyone knows, dog is a man’s best friend. It comes to no surprise that bringing your dog to work would provide many benefits not only to the employee but the company as well. According to a study by Virginia Commonwealth University, employers who allow their employees to bring their dog to work have seen an increased level of employee morale and a lower number of employee absences! Imagine how much this could help the company you are working for!
Many Benefits of Dogs at Work: The Employee
According to a study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to helping your employer via reducing call-offs and increasing employee morale, allowing the employee to take their dog to work has also been shown to reduce stress-related illness! The risk of stress-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes have been shown to be much lower in workplaces which have an open door policy on pets! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention also conducted a similar study outlining the same findings.
Take your Dog to Work – All in All
Overall, providing employees with the opportunity to bring their dog to work improves the life of the individual and increases the productivity of the company. Who would have guessed such a simple action could make such a large change in a company? For those companies who do not currently offer this opportunity, providing the opportunity could completely change your workplace!
How do you experience taking your pet to work day? Let us know by uploading a picture on our blog with your pet’s story at work!
Amber Johnson, Animal Behaviorist
Miss Amber Johnson has many years of experience with pets and is a licensed cat and dog nutrition and behavior specialist. She currently collaborates with PetPremium where she counsels clients in pet behavior and nutrition. The statements made in this article are the personal opinions of Miss Amber Johnson and based on independent experiences and could be different from the opinions of PetPremium Pet health Insurance or any other pet health insurance provider.