What will happen to pets when the pandemic subsides? According to the survey results released on Tuesday, there is a lot to bark about.
According to MetLife Pet Insurance's new Pet Parent Pulse Survey, 74% of working pet parents think about pet care costs during the transition to work, while 95% expect that a move back to the office will cause a change in their pet's routine, or otherwise affect the general health of their pet.
The survey also showed that 40% of working pet parents are worried about the cost of their pet's health care if something goes wrong and 34% are worried about the cost of preparing their pet for this transition.
Younger workers are particularly concerned about this ̵
"In one way or another, all employees are likely to experience either personal or professional adjustments when they enter the next work phase – but for those who are pet parents, these considerations do not end with employees and their human families," Katie Blakeley, vice President and CEO of MetLife Pet Insurance, said in a statement. "For employees with pets, pet care and overall pet health are often paramount and employers need to consider this when re-perceiving the workplace experience." Catalog