Today, June 24, marks the 13th annual Bring Your Dog to Work day. Across the country, offices are opening their doors to cats and dogs, and it’s likely that many employe
es will be thrilled to have their canine or feline companion by their side while they work. Those who are planning on taking their pet into the office at some point today may want to keep some of these tips from ZooToo.com in mind.
Office workers should be sure to clear their workspace of any small items that a dog or cat could chew. The news source recommends removing any item fromthe floor that is smaller than a tennis ball, as these could present a choking hazard. Additionally, cover up any wall sockets and electrical chords, as pets could injure themselves by chewing on them.
If a dog or cat isn’t house trained, then it may not be a good idea to bring them into the office. Pet parents must keep in mind that they share their office space with others, and therefore should only bring in dogs and cats that are friendly, calm and house broken.
Those who don’t have a housebroken pet may want to look into ways to train the animal so that they can bring the pet into the office next year. Be Serene is one medicine that can aid in helping cats and dogs relax, and may assist in the house training process. The flower essence formula can work for both cats and dogs, and has no known side effects.
ZooToo.com also reminds pet parents to be sure that their pet is well groomed and clean before heading into the workplace. While cats can usually bathe themselves, canine owners may want to consider giving their pooch a bath and using dog shampoo to make sure their coat is nice and clean.
Bringing along toys and treats to keep your dog entertained can also help soothe a pet during the day spent at the office. For instance, Greenies Dental Chews are a treat that most dogs will enjoy, and it also helps keep their teeth in good shape. The chews help control tartar and plague and can also cure mouth odor.
While the holiday originally began as Take Your Dog to Work Day, cat lovers should also feel free to bring their feline friend into the office, provided they have checked with their employer first and are sure the cat won’t be stressed or bothered by other animals in the workplace.