Dogs are man’s best friend and they have health benefits to people. We would like to pitch an interview for our spokesperson Tumi to shed some light on some of the benefits of pet ownership. One of the most interesting facts is that Dogs and Cats can help children with Autism. Tumi can speak about more benefits of pet ownership based on the research conducted by MARS.
Other benefits of Pet-Ownership
A Bloomberg study revealed that South Africa is the second most-stressed country in the world. Another global study by Ipsos and Reuters also revealed more than half of South Africans do not take their annual leave. This is a contributor to stress in the office. One of the biggest culprits of high turnover, low engagement and stagnant teams is excessive stress.
According to our research 94% of heart patients with pets survive heart attacks, compared to 72% without pets, the research has also revealed that people who share their homes with pets have healthier physiologic responses to stress.
With this in mind, Mars Multisales Africa is embarking on Educating communities about benefits of Pet ownership. Mars has the research to prove this.
As global leaders in the petcare segment, Mars is passionate about pets and knows that having pet friendly offices is good for both employees and their dogs.
Dogs in the office can offer a sense of comfort, relieve stress, increase physical activity and even improve productivity and happiness.
And Mars has the research to prove it.
The study explored perceptions of pet-friendly workplaces and found that permitting pets in the workplace has a positive impact overall on employees.
The top five areas of improvements as a result of implementing pet-friendly policies include:
- employee morale (93 percent)
- reduced stress among employees (93 percent)
- work-life balance (91 percent)
- greater loyalty to the company (91 percent)
- reduced guilt among pet owners about leaving their pets at home (91 percent)