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Tips To Prepare Yourself and Your Furry Kids for a Storm

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

Office dog, Stella, laying on office floor Prepare your furry kids for a storm

Severe weather can turn a normal day into a disaster.  There are several emergency plans that you can follow to keep your family safe, but have you thought about your pet?  Have you planned for them?  The following are some tips to keep your whole family safe, furry kids included.

  • Create a Plan - if an emergency situation arises and you need to leave your home, do you have a plan on where you and your pets will stay?  Make a list of hotels that are pet friendly and talk with your friends and family to see if they would be willing to accommodate all of you.  Unfortunately, at Red Cross shelters only service animals are allowed.
  • Make Sure Your Pets Can Be Identified - check that your pets collars and tags are up-to-date.  If they are microchipped that is even better.
  • Have Pet Carriers Accessible - make sure to have carriers, harnesses, and leashes readily available.
  • Practice - consider practicing your emergency plan with your family and pets.  Cars rides can be stressful for some pets.  By practicing ahead of time, your pets will hopefully become more comfortable with going in the car.
  • Hide and Seek - stressful situations cause some pets to hide.  If yours is one of those, be sure to know their hiding places in case you need to evacuate quickly.
  • Emergency Kit - preparation is key.  A few items to include in your pets emergency kit are food, drinking water, bowls, litter box, medications, medical records, toys, waste bags, calming chews, additional leashes/harnesses.

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