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Taking Your Dog to Work

There’s a pretty big doggy holiday coming up. June 26th is Take Your Dog To Work Day! Of course, this year, many people have actually been working from home, and therefore bringing their work to their dogs. Read on as a Jacksonville, FL vet offers some tips on working with Fido.

Keep A Schedule

Dogs and people both tend to thrive on some form of routine. Try to stick to roughly the same schedule for walks, meals, playtimes, and, for Fido, naps.

Tire the Pup Out

Before starting work, take your canine buddy for a long walk, and then tire him out with a fun play session. This will burn off Fido’s excess energy. Hopefully, afterwards, he’ll curl up for a snooze, rather than continually dropping his favorite toy on your feet as you are working.

Take A Lunchtime Walk

Dogs are good for us in many ways. One of the best things about Fido is the fact that he keeps us moving with all of those walks. Take your furry best friend for a stroll on your breaks. This is a great way for you to get some fresh air and exercise, which is good for both of you.

Choose A Safe Work Environment

Not all job sites are suitable for our canine pals. If you work on a farm or stable, your pooch may be not only welcome, but maybe even helpful. A garage? Not so much. Of course, if you work at home, you don’t have to worry about this. However, you will need to secure anything Fido may try to eat or play with. You can also move one of your pet’s beds near your work station.

Enjoy Cuddles

Your pooch may not be worried about hours or wages, but he does have some very important duties. Fido is a confidant, therapist, confidante, working buddy, playmate, cuddle buddy, cheerleader, and, most of all, a source of comfort. Being able to reach out and pet your dog during the day is small luxury, but it’s also a good reminder that sometimes the little things matter most.

Winding Down

Once your work is done, settle in with your furry friend and enjoy a good book or movie. Time spent with dogs is never wasted!

Please contact us, your Jacksonville, FL vet clinic, for all your dog’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help.

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