Bringing Your Dog To Work May Reduce Stress In The Office

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If you’ve dreamed of bringing your dog to work, but couldn’t think of a reasonable way to ask your boss for permission, well…A new report out of Virginia Commonwealth University finds that bringing your dog to the office may reduce your stress level and make work more satisfying for other employees, too.

By measuring saliva samples (how fitting), researchers observed that employees who brought their dogs to work had lower stress hormone levels than those who didn’t.

The study was conducted at a company in North Carolina which employs 550 people. Apparently 20 to 30 dogs are on the premises each day, according to a statement.

[via the New York Daily News]

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