Keeping stress levels low in the workplace is a challenge that many managers come across, but research has suggested that pets could be the answer to their problems.
The Australian Veterinarian Association explained that people are generally healthier and happier when they own pets, as they allow individuals to feel like part of a community.
Dr David Neck, President of the Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, said: "Those who live in cities and have stressful jobs can really benefit from having a four legged friend to come home to.
"A pet staring up at you when you come home asking for that pat of recognition can help to put everything in perspective."
Other benefits include the exercise that is associated with owning a pet and the opportunities it creates for meeting other people who are doing the same thing.
Having a pet to confide in was also shown to have various healthcare benefits for pet owners.
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