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"Keep your vets phone number handy"

How to prepare for accidents and emergencies in the workplace

It's best to be prepared for anything when bringing your pet to the office. We answer your most common questions:

What happens if my pet ‘goes’ where they shouldn’t?
It’s important to make sure that all pets who visit the office are fully toilet trained. However, accidents do happen and it’s the responsibility of the pet owner to clean up after their pet, preferably with a pet friendly cleaner.

Can colleagues take dogs for bathroom breaks if necessary?
Yes, although you’ll need to ask the owner's permission and make sure you’re comfortable picking up after someone else’s dog. It helps to keep the dog on a lead and ask the owner for poo bags just in case!

What happens if a pet escapes?
If a pet escapes, report the issue to HR and building management so people can help locate the pet as soon as possible. All owners should ensure their pet has a collar and ID tag and their microchip is up to date.

How can I make sure I’m prepared in case there’s an emergency?
By having the following at your desk:
• Vets phone number and the number for the closest after hours or emergency veterinary hospital
• Basic first-aid supplies
• A list of any medications your pet is taking
• Be aware of your buildings emergency evacuation plans for pets

To help avoid an emergency, please consult our Pets at Work checklist.

About the Purina PetCare Advice Centre

PetCare Advice Centre The Purina PetCare Advice Centre brings together a team with in-depth knowledge, experience and special interests with the skills to advise about health and nutrition, behaviour, training, socialisation, as well as basic first aid for your cat or dog. Our team of dedicated pet lovers can also provide information about Purina products and services to help you give your pet the best possible care. If you've got a question about any aspect of pet care, then ask the Purina PetCare Advice team.



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