National Take Your Cat to Work Day is coming up on June 20th, and if you’re like many people, you may be wondering if you should bring your cat to work.
After all, it can be a great way to reduce stress and get some extra cuddles. But before you decide, there are a few things you need to know.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything about National Take Your Cat to Work Day, including what the day is all about and whether or not it’s right for your workplace!
Here are 5 things you need to know/do before taking part in National Take Your Cat to Work Day:
1. Get Permission
Don’t just show up to work with your cat unless you’ve received permission from your boss or HR. It’s best to inquire first with HR or your supervisor who would authorize you.
When your workplace isn’t ready for pet visitors, several issues can develop. Some workers may have allergies or be afraid of animals, while others may be distracted by a pet at work.
Be nice to your coworkers, as well. Allow everyone a chance to prepare for your cat’s arrival. Humans and cats will be safer if you do this.
2. You know your cat best.
Cats are sensitive by nature and even minor changes in their environment can sometimes cause stress. But, that doesn’t mean that many cats don’t enjoy going out and exploring new environments and meeting new people and pets.
Be sure your cat is comfortable being transported in a carrier and spending time at a different location before you decide to participate.
3. Bring supplies and keep your kitty comfortable.
Don’t forget to bring your cat’s favorite snacks and toys. To make Take Your Cat to Work Day a success, don’t forget about the comforts of home.
The following are the items you’ll need for your trip to the office: a cat carrier, a food and water dish, a litter box, as well as a bed where your cat can rest or hide.
4. Avoid forcing co-workers to interact with your cat.
Cat lovers will of course show their support, but you’ll need a way to keep your cat in your workspace unless management and co-workers have agreed to allow participating cats to go about freely.
Even if they’ve agreed, be aware that cats in new situations might hide or flee, so keeping your cat close is your best bet. This may imply shutting your office door and then walking around with your cat on a harness and leash when you let him or her out to explore.
5. Make Introductions
Making new friends may be a lot of fun if it’s done on your cat’s terms. Have your coworkers let your cat sniff before petting it. Make your co-workers ready with treats and toys so they can safely introduce themselves to your kitty.
If your cat appears to be uncomfortable, allow them to take a break and try again when they are less overwhelmed. Introduce individuals one at a time rather than all at once. Take it slowly.
Allow your cat to get acquainted with new individuals on their own time so they may have a good time, too.
Why do pet owners love National Take Your Cat To Work Day?
Kitties have been without a ‘day’ for far too long. For years, “bring your dog to work day” and “bring your child to work day” have evoked social approval and acceptance, but cats deserve one as well. Some cats prefer being at home whereas others like going out into the world.
They’ll definitely appreciate you and rub themselves on your leg if you bring them once in a while and that is just one of the signs why cats love you.
National Take Your Cat to Work Day is the perfect day to show your co-workers how awesome it is to have a feline friend at work! Cats make great office mates and can help reduce stress levels.
So, if you’ve been thinking about bringing your cat to work, this is the perfect day to do it! Just be sure to check with your boss or HR department first.