Take Your Cat to Work Day

Did you know that there’s a special kitty holiday coming up? June 22nd is Take Your Cat To Work Day! But is it really a good idea to bring your feline overlord to the workplace? Here, a Walnut, CA vet discusses some pros and cons of getting Fluffy hired.

Kitty Application

Before deciding to take your cat to work, it’s important to consider whether she’d be a good fit for the job. If you work in a small office or bookstore, your kitty may fit right in! However, if you work for a large corporation, or in retail or manufacturing, Fluffy may be better suited to working at home.


Before your pet gets hired, she should be approved by your boss and your coworkers. If anyone is allergic to cats, or would get upset if they found your feline buddy on their desk, it may be best to leave your pet at home. The litterbox is another issue.


No matter how talented your cat is, she may not be cut out for the workplace. Some kitties are very shy, and get quite uneasy whenever they are taken outside of their domains. If your pet is easily frightened, cranky, or tends to try and run outdoors a lot, leave her home.


If all lights are green, and you do get your boss’ permission to take your feline pal to work with you, make sure Fluffy is ready for the job. Your furball should be microchipped, wearing proper ID, and current on her exams, vaccinations, and parasite control products.

Finding The Right Job

Fluffy actually excels in certain industries. She has been finding quite a bit of work as a therapy cat, soothing the sick and elderly. Kitties are also very well-suited to farm work, where they put their mouse-chasing skills to use. Another area where our furry buddies do very well is in libraries and bookstores, where they add cuteness and coziness by basically just sleeping and looking adorable.


Fluffy may not have much work experience, but she does bring some unique talents to the workplace. Your furball can keep your coworker’s chairs warm when they get up. She’s also helpful at knocking pens onto the floor, eating office plants, and walking across keyboards at inopportune moments.

Please call us, your local Walnut, CA pet hospital, anytime. We’re here to help!

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