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APPA Celebrates Take Your Pet to Work Day With Office-Friendly Pet Products


June 22, 2016

In preparation for Take Your Pet to Work Day on June 24, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) is helping pet owners prepare with a look at convenient products that will help dogs have an enjoyable experience in the office.

According to APPA’s National Pet Owner’s Survey, eight percent of all U.S. pet owners are allowed to bring their pet to work.

“At APPA we proudly embrace offering a pet-friendly workplace,” said APPA executive vice president and COO Andy Darmohraj. “While this does not work for all companies, studies have shown that pets reduce stress, which can ultimately increase productivity. We’ve had dogs, cats and fish at our office over the years and they have been a source of joy and a real morale booster.”

If your company is celebrating Take Your Pet to Work Day, the APPA has suggested that the following products might be useful in assisting pets adjust to this new atmosphere.

Having a gate in your office or workspace can help with co-workers that may not want direct interaction with your pet, and they are also helpful in making sure your pet does not wander. Cardinal Gates makes a variety of gates that will work for many office settings, ranging from auto-lock door gates to freestanding panel gates.

Food and drink for your pet is made simple with the Adjustable Pet Feeder by Dexas. It’s easy to swing open the legs and pop open the bowls for use, then collapse flat at the end of the day.

The Pocket FurrFighter is a useful product if you have a pet that sheds. You simply fit it over a couple of fingers and swipe over your clothing for instant hair removal.

Keeping pets occupied for 8 hours can be difficult. The made in the USA YakyCHURRO from Himalayan Corporation is a chew that can keep your dog busy for hours.

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