Pets at Work: Is There a Place for Buster or Fluffy?

We love our pets. They provide us with unyielding love and affection and are valued members of our families. Anyone who has ever owned a pet can attest to the fact that their mere presence contributes health and emotional benefits to their households.

According to an Ipsos Reid survey conducted in April 2011 on behalf of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, approximately 38% of Canadian households report to owning a cat and 35%, a dog. It is estimated that there are approximately 5.9 million dogs and 7.9 million cats living with families in Canada.

With that many pets living in our homes, they obviously fulfill a basic need in our personal lives, but they can also contribute to our wellbeing at work. Consider the following ways.

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Isabel Rut
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Isabel Rut
Past Assistant Editor of YW, Isabel Rut is a freelance business writer writing from Montreal, Quebec.