Jake the Vet: Take your dog to work

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June 19, 2012, 9:18 am
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(NECN) – This Friday, June 22, is take your dog to work day.

Veterinarian Jake Tedaldi is here with tips on what you should know before you bring your dog in.

“This is a nice day for people who miss their dogs typically and would love to bring them into work,” Jake says. “I think the trick is to rise up to that responsibility and make sure your dog is a good guy, as well.”

It’s been a holiday since 1999, founded on the basic ideas that having pets in the workplace makes for a happier, more creative place that helps employees get along better than they do on a normal workday, according to Thano Chaltas of WellPet.

One company’s mission is to help pets and pets parents live happier, healthier and longer lives together.

The biggest thing you need to do is make sure you are prepared.

First, check with your coworkers to see if anyone is allergic or afraid of dogs. Be respectful of whatever you find out.

Secondly, make sure your dog is well-groomed and shampooed.

Third, make sure you have a leash, a water bowl, etc.

Fourth, prepare your office by making sure there are no exposed cords or things the dog can chew on that he or she might choke on.

Finally, plan your food and walks appropriately so there are no messes in the office.

Jake also says be absolutely sure your dog is not sick in any way.

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