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Travel Nurses with Pets: What You Should Know

Whatever type of pet you have, it is likely that you will consider it a member of your family. Our pets provide us with unconditional love and affection, and bringing them with you is an excellent way to ease into a new travel nursing assignment.

If you’re a travel nurse thinking about bringing your animal companion on your next assignment, you should be prepared. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of pet-friendly travel tips.

  • Inform Your Recruiter

If you decide to bring your pet, please notify your recruiter as soon as possible. This will give them time to look for pet-friendly housing and travel options.

The majority of housing options require a pet deposit. Notifying your recruiter ahead of time will allow you to gather all of the information you need to make an informed decision about whether to choose agency housing or find your own living situation.

  • Make a Travel Plan

If you’re flying or driving, extra planning is required if you’re bringing a pet.

Make a route plan if you’re driving. Look for rest stops and areas where your pet can go for a short walk or a bathroom break. Find pet-friendly lodging along the way if you’re taking a multi-day drive.

If you’re flying, make sure you’re aware of all TSA restrictions and required documentation. You don’t want to have problems before your trip even starts!

  • Take Your Time Packing and Preparing

Pack all of the toys and other items your pet will require along the way. Consider investing in high-quality crates or carriers that will keep your pet calm and comfortable. Maintain their hydration as well. If you’re driving, take a test drive to see if your pet is a good travel companion.

Before you leave, make an appointment with your veterinarian for a wellness check. If your pet gets sick or scared while traveling, consult your veterinarian about anti-nausea and anti-anxiety medications.

  • Look Around Your New Home Together

Take your pet with you to your new location once you arrive.

Find a good path for them to walk and play on. Investigate pet-friendly businesses and visit them – building relationships with other pet owners will help you learn about your new city.

You can also ask your pet-related questions in online chatrooms or Facebook groups. Joining a pet owner’s online community is a great way to research and learn about pet-friendly activities at your travel nursing destination.

  • Create a Routine

After you’ve explored, create a daily routine for your pet. Stick to your favorite outdoor spots and walking routes. This will assist them in becoming acquainted with their new surroundings as well as you.

After you’ve explored, create a daily routine for your pet. Stick to your favorite outdoor spots and walking routes. This will assist them in becoming acquainted with their new surroundings as well as you.

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