Help your four legged travel nursing companion live longer

travel nurse with petsThey go with you on each travel nursing assignment; they are an always loving and welcoming face when you come home. They can help make that unbearable day bearable. They are your best friend so it is no wonder you want pets to be with you forever.

Here is a great article with five things you can do keep your dog or cat healthy and with you for a long time: 5 ways to help your pet live longer

The whole article is worth reading, but here are some highlights:

Keep your pet indoors

It will help protect cats especially from infectious diseases; digestive upset and fights with other animals and speeding cars.

Watch your pet’s weight

Obesity in pets causes the same problems in dogs and cats as it does in people so talk to your vet for advice on controlling your pet’s calorie intake and expenditure in a healthy way.

Don’t miss your pet’s vet visit

Just like in people, preventative medicine is the best way to spot and treat many diseases that can shorten your pets life early enough to treat them.

Make sure to take care of your pet’s dental health

This one may be surprising, but bacteria from dental and gum disease in cats and dogs can travel to other parts of their bodies and cause more serious health issues. So make sure to give treats that promote mouth health and even though it may feel silly, brush your pet’s teeth.

Spay or neuter your cat or dog

This will not only help prevent some reproductive cancers but some studies show that fixed pets live longer even though scientists are sure why.

So if you want your travel nursing buddy to stay with you a long time follow these tips and of course pet them as much as you can.

About the Author

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Manager at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for over five years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career.

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