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Man sitting beside sofa with laptop and his dog beside him and a notebook on his lap Employers who want to retain and attract talent will need to go beyond basic benefits like pet insurance to support their pet parent employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As any pet parent knows, caring for furry loved ones can often be stressful, especially if they feel like they’re in it alone. In fact, a recent MetLife and OnePoll survey found that more than half (58%) of pet parents worry about their pet’s health more than their own. As pets become more than just “furry friends,” but truly a part of the family, many are looking to their employer for benefits that can protect their pets.

Indeed, a MetLife study found that more than half (51%) of working pet parents who are actively considering changing jobs say their current employer does not offer adequate pet benefits – which may have an impact on their decision to stay or find a new job. Particularly amid today’s Great Resignation, this means that employers who want to retain and attract talent will need to go beyond basic benefits like pet insurance to support their pet parent employees.

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