Best Friend Fridays Infographic

Best Friend Fridays infographic

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Less stress. Lots of love.

Best Friend Fridays™ celebrate our pet companions who are always there for us – helping us handle stress and boosting our physical and mental health. Having a pet is a Healthy Bond for Life™ that may help you live a longer, healthier life! (And we’ve got the science to prove it.)

Pets get us through hard times.

Pets can help you:

  • Deal with stress
  • Get more exercise and meet fitness goals
  • Feel less lonely and isolated
  • Lose weight
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Recover after a health event

Owning a dog can help prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes and depression, and simply petting a dog helps lower blood pressure.

Pets make work better.

  • 40% of pet owners feel anxious about leaving pets at home if they go back to work in person.
  • 44% would consider changing jobs for a pet-friendly workplace
  • 37% would give up vacation time and take a pay cut to bring their pet to work.

Having a pet around while working can help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve employee satisfaction, teamwork and collaboration

At work or at play, pets are the best. Take time each Friday to celebrate your pets and all they add to your life and post a photo or video using #BestFriendFridays.

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