Companies nationwide are hopping on the pet-friendly workplace bandwagon. While most offices used to be limited to humans only, some pet parents can now bring their furry friends to work with them. Sharing a workspace with your pet not only brings peace of mind (less stressing about potty breaks and lack of attention) but also some notable health benefits. Studies show the presence of friendly animals can reduce heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol and regularly interacting with animals can reduce anxiety and promote calmness. Not convinced yet? Pets in the workplace can even enhance socialization among workers (just being around animals can increase the frequency of social interactions, research shows). Read on to learn more benefits of a pet-friendly workplace.