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Pet store’s innovative way of attracting customers
Top vet becomes clinical director at Pets at Home
IAMS launches nutritious treats range
Pet retailers told to set the standard on animal welfare
BSB Products launches Carnilove canned dog food
PetQuip Business Village returns to Glee 2016
Pets Choice to launch new Natural Range at Interzoo
Burgess marks 10 years of Rabbit Awareness Week
Lily's Kitchen to launch Wholesome Veggie Feast
Eukanuba responds to consumer shopping trends
Fishkeeper Scotland to double number of stores
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Simple way to keep dogs cool in warm weather
Survey reveals Top 10 unluckiest pet names
Vitalin launches Free Puppy Starter Pack
ORIJEN & ACANA to exhibit at the Royal Windsor Horse Show
Employees with new pets offered 'pawternity' leave
Fraud alert over ‘fake’ puppies and kittens for sale
Pets at Home store planned for Berwick-upon-Tweed
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Employees with new pets offered 'pawternity' leave
Insurance company Petplan has revealed that approximately 5% of new UK pet owners have been offered the opportunity by their employer to take time off to care for their furry friends.

One company with a “pawternity” policy is BitSol Solutions, a tech-support business based in Manchester. The owner states that staff with a new pet are able to take up to one week of paid leave.

According to Mintel’s report Pet Food UK 2015, 81% of pet owners say they agree or strongly agree that they treat their pet like a member of the family.

In light of this shift, brands and businesses have created services that cater to owners who want to share everyday experiences, such as dining out or grocery shopping with their pets.

And this movement is being given greater credence as governments and companies take note of the powerful bond between pet and owner and introduce policies or legislate to accommodate this. For example, Shoppers Drug Mart is a Canadian company offering time off to employees suffering from the loss of a pet.

Petplan’s findings show that businesses in the UK are following suit. This move makes sense as owners already have experience taking time off work to care for their four legged friends. According to Mintel’s report Britain’s Pet Owners UK 2015, nearly one in five pet owners have stayed at home with a sick pet or have missed work to take care of a pet.
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