MILWAUKEE, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — More offices today are going to the dogs as they welcome furry friends into home offices as well as a growing number of corporate offices. With almost one in three getting a new pet during the pandemic, many are emphasizing a pet-friendly environment when making career decisions.1
That’s good news, as pets can help reduce stress and even increase productivity, but there are also health and safety issues to consider. Celebrating National Bring The Dog To Work Day Friday June 24thNational Business Furniture offers tips to make office spaces safer and more comfortable for our four-legged friends.
- Think safety first: Before bringing your pet into an office, examine your space to make sure there is some accessible outdoor space and that there are no potential choking hazards, which are usually small ones like paper clips or chewable objects like pens and pencils.
- restrict hiking: Consider a gate in shared spaces to discourage pets from exploring forbidden places.
- Add Fido-friendly setup: Invest in easy-to-clean office furniture that’s scratch and fur resistant, durable, and with fewer seams. Use tight knit or vinyl fabrics to avoid staining and drafts. Avoid delicate materials like silk, linen, solid wood or tweed. Consider a comfortable dog bed by Duluth Trading Company to fit next to or under your desk – great for snuggling up while dog parents have longer Zoom calls.
- Stock up on dog treats: Healthy treats like Stella & Chewy’s nutritious Carnivore Crunch in your desk drawer makes a clear statement that pets are welcome. Avoid office snacks that could be toxic to your pet, like chocolate or macadamia nuts or almonds.
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SOURCE National Business Furniture