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Two-thirds of pet owners have quit their jobs for not being pet-friendly

WORKING during the global pandemic has been tough for everyone, even furry friends.

In fact, a new study shows working professionals are making big changes in their pets’ lives because of the pandemic.

According to the study, since the pandemic, more and more pet owners want a pet-friendly office

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According to the study, since the pandemic, more and more pet owners want a pet-friendly officePhoto credit: Getty
The study found that pet-friendly offices can have many health benefits for their employees

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The study found that pet-friendly offices can have many health benefits for their employeesPhoto credit: Getty

Ahead of National Pet Day 11 April, OnePoll conducted a survey of 2,000 busy pet owners on behalf of cousinwhich revealed some pretty interesting tidbits about pets and the workplace.

For starters, over two-thirds of pet owners have looked for a more flexible job to take care of their pet, while six in 10 people have previously left their job because the office was not pet-friendly.

Since the pandemic saw many working at home with their furry friends, having a pet-friendly office is more important than ever.

OnePoll found that a whopping 71% of respondents said they would benefit more from a pet-friendly office now than they did before the pandemic.

The survey results also found that pets can increase a person’s productivity at work, among other benefits.

Rodents have been found to break the ice in meetings, small mammals like rabbits and ferrets increase their owners’ productivity, while dogs and cats bring a sense of comfort to their owners.

Plus, office pets can even make new friends, with the average person making seven new friends after bringing their pet to work, according to the study.

In addition, eight out of ten people feel less anxiety at work when their pet is around.

Vetster CEO Mark Bordo also agreed that pet owners can benefit greatly when their animals play a role in the workplace.

“Pets can help create and maintain a positive work culture while improving people’s mental health and fostering friendships between co-workers,” he explained.

In other pet-related news, nearly half of pet owners say their furry friend is too fat according to the Pets Most Searched Questions.

A woman now Paid $25,000 to clone her cat because she was special, but her new pet is completely different.

According to the study, cats at work can have a calming effect on their owners

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According to the study, cats at work can have a calming effect on their ownersPhoto credit: Getty

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