June 24th is Take Your Cat to Work Day! Of course, this holiday isn’t as widely known as Take Your Dog To Work Day. As it turns out, there may be a good reason for that. Fluffy may actually not be the best coworker. Read on as a Conyers, GA vet lists some reasons not to take your cat to work.
First and foremost, cats are always most at ease in their own purrsonal domains. Some kitties get very anxious when they have to leave home! If your feline pal is frightened of car rides, or is just shy in general, she probably won’t get hired.
Not all environments are suitable for cats. If you work in a quiet office with just a few others, your furball may be able to spend the day napping peacefully. Kitties are also very well-suited for work in libraries and small bookstores. However, environments that are busy, loud, or dangerous are not a good fit for a kitty looking for work!
Kitties are certainly adorable, but they can also be quite rude! Fluffy certainly isn’t above grooming herself on your boss’ desk, or sleeping on top of an important report. She may also bat at a co-worker’s shoelaces, eat the office plants, or leave a hairball on the floor!
Fluffy’s presence probably won’t help anyone be more productive. She might decide to take a nap on your desk during the most hectic part of your day. She may also amuse herself by knocking pens onto the floor, walking across your computer keyboard, or simply crying to go home right meow. Your cat may also insult you by deciding to ignore you and spend the day with one of your co-workers. Needless to say, if anyone in your office is allergic to cats, that is the person your furball will gravitate to.
If you do decide to take your cat to work, make sure that Fluffy is microchipped, wearing ID tags, and current on vaccinations and parasite control products. Also, be sure to get approval from your boss. Logistics are also important. If there isn’t a good, discreet spot for a litterbox, leave your feline overlord safe and sound at home.
Do you have questions about your cat’s health or care? Contact us, your Conyers, GA pet clinic, today!