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These days, pets are often treated as family members, so why not pack them a briefcase of chew toys and kibble and bring them to work with you? Bringing pets in the workplace is quickly becoming a common occurrence in offices, and it has been shown to reduce stress levels in employees and keep pets happy and healthy.
Research has shown that employers who allow dogs in the workplace saw reduced stress levels amongst employees. Nearly half of those who brought their dogs to work reported an increase in their overall productivity.
• 25% of workers reported that dogs positively affected their productivity.
• Stress levels decreased about 11% among workers on days they brought their dogs to work.
• Employees who didn’t bring dogs to the work felt a 70% stress level increase by the end of the workday.
Workers brought their dogs to work with them an average of 22 times in 2012, compared with 17 times in 2008.
Before allowing pets at work, companies should enact policies regarding the pets’ behavior, considerations of employees’ allergies or fears of animals, and the overall office culture.
In 2012, about 48% of UK households reported having at least one pet. This equates to 13 million households.
• The UK dog population is around 8 million.
• About 23% of UK households own at least one dog.
While pets are proven to provide health benefits for their human counterparts, many pet owners are investing in pet insurance to help lower their veterinary bills and invest in their pets’ health.
• Pet insurance reportedly grew to more than $500 million in 2012.
Sources: Pet Food Manufacturer’s Foundation, Inc.com, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Guardian
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