Miss working with your furry coworker? No worries, you’ll be able to do so again soon on June 25, otherwise known as Take Your Dog to Work Day! Before you get the dog seat ready for the carpool lane, these are ways you can prepare your furry coworker for their first day at the office!

#1: Ensure your pet is current on vaccinations and parasite prevention

Sick coworkers are shunned and should stay home. Ensure your dog is current on vaccinations and parasite prevention so they cannot transmit zoonotic diseases or parasites to your two-legged coworkers. Bringing fleas into the workplace may end up in your permanent record, so keep your pooch on regular preventives.

#2: Evaluate your pet’s personality¬†

Truthfully consider whether your pet has the right personality to be a good fit for office life. Some dogs bark at the slightest sound, while others become a nervous wreck around strangers. If your dog is calm, cool, and collected in unusual places with strange people and sounds, they’ll likely relax in your cubicle and be the perfect companion. Brush up on obedience commands, like “Sit,” “Down,” and “Stay,” to help your pooch win “Employee of the Month.” Who knows, if your canine companion is a shining coworker example, every day may end up Take Your Dog to Work Day.

#3: Pack your pet’s supplies

Bored coworkers disrupt the entire office, and no work gets accomplished. Pack plenty of toys, long-lasting treats, and food puzzles to keep your dog occupied while you work, and bring their bed so they can curl up and relax. If possible, take your dog for a brisk walk during your lunch break to help tire them out and prevent overexcitement when you go back to work. And, don’t forget to pack waste bags to ensure your pet is a clean and tidy coworker.

It looks like you’re almost ready to hit the road! But, before you do,¬†contact our team at Animal Clinic Inc. of Chattanooga and schedule your pet’s wellness exam to make sure your furry coworker is officially good to go.