Hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and we’d like to remind everyone to prepare your pet for any type of emergency situation. Hurricanes, fires, floods and family emergencies are just a few examples why “Fido” and “Kitty” needs a packed bag!
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1.) Vacuum seal a 3-5 day supply of their favorite dry food. This will keep it fresh for many months and also protects it from getting wet or crushed.
2.) Make a list of emergency phone numbers including your veterinarian and your local 24 hour emergency clinic. Make a note of shelters in your area that accept pets, and have a backup plan (family or friends) just in case.
3.)Current Immunization Records!!! and any medications you might need for 3-5 days.
3.) Place a current photo of your pet in your emergency bag just in case you need to make fliers.
4.) Pack a towel. This can be used for everything from drying off, wiping up, cleaning up and bedding.
5.) Pack a small flashlight in your bag. This is very handy for late night potty breaks in unfamiliar areas.
Don’t forget the essentials like collars, leashes, toys, brushes, and water.
PACK ALL THESE NECESSITIES IN DOGGY BAGGAGE AND YOU’RE READY FOR ANY SITUATION THAT MIGHT COME YOUR WAY.