As an employer, it's important to consider the needs and preferences of your workforce when offering benefits and support. If you're thinking about offering a pet wellness benefit, January can be an ideal time to consider this benefit for your employees. There are several reasons why this might be the case, including the following:

  1. To improve employee morale: Having a pet wellness benefit can be a great way to show employees that the company cares about their well-being and the well-being of their furry friends. This can be especially important for millennial pet parents, who may place a high value on the well-being of their pets.
  2. To reduce stress: Pets can be a great source of comfort and can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Offering a pet wellness benefit can help employees to take better care of their pets, which can in turn help to reduce stress levels.
  3. To improve financial well-being: Taking care of a pet can be expensive, especially if unexpected health issues arise. By offering a pet wellness benefit, an employer can help employees to cover the cost of routine checkups and other preventative care, which can help to prevent and detect larger issues that would otherwise go unnoticed.
  4. To support mental health: Pets can be a great source of comfort and support, especially during times of stress or anxiety. For some people, the period after the holidays can be a time of increased stress and feelings of loneliness or isolation. Offering a pet wellness benefit can help employees to take better care of their pets, which can in turn provide additional support and comfort during this time.
  5. To attract and retain top talent: Many employees, particularly millennials, consider pet wellness benefits when evaluating job offers. By offering Wagmo Wellness plans as a benefit, an employer can stand out in the job market and may be more likely to attract and retain top talent.
  6. To improve employee health: Taking care of a pet can have numerous health benefits, including increased physical activity and socialization. By offering a pet wellness benefit, an employer can help employees to take better care of their pets, which can in turn help to improve the overall health of their workforce.
  7. To show support for the community: Many people are passionate about animal welfare, and offering a pet wellness benefit can be a great way for an employer to show support for the community and its furry residents.

Overall, considering a pet wellness benefit in January can be a great way to show your employees that you care about their well-being and the well-being of their furry friends.

It can help to reduce stress, improve financial well-being, support mental health, attract and retain top talent, improve employee health, and show support for the community. If your company is interested in offering a pet wellness benefit, we recommend reaching out to partnerships@wagmo.io at Wagmo to explore your options and find the perfect fit for your workforce.