Keeping Your Pet Safe During a Storm
When a thunderstorm or hurricane is upon us, it is key to have precautions in place. In our previous blog, In High-Waters, we discussed the importance of having a plan of action. What about a plan for those who cannot care for themselves?
Your pets are your family, and we know the importance they hold. Preparing for a storm can be overwhelming to think about, but it will make everything run smoother in the long run. We have created some steps to protect your little furry friends.
Keep your pets inside if possible: This is the best way to guarantee that they will not run away while scared.
Not only do you need to have supplies for yourself, you need to have supplies for your furry friend.
Here are some of the supplies you may need:
Water for each pet
Non-perishable pet food
Leashes and ID Tags
Dog Bed, Toys, and Treats
First Aid Kit
Vaccinations are up to Date
So you did everything you could, but somehow your pet still escapes.
What to do if your pet escapes:
Stay Calm: This is easier said than done. You need to protect yourself and your pet. Many pets get nervous due to storms and hearing their owner yell may make them think they are in trouble.
Microchip your pets: If your pet does escape from your backyard, it is imperative there is a way for an animal shelter or vet to reach you and verify that you are the owner of your pet.
Current Pictures of your Pets: This will make it easier to locate your pet via social media or flyers.
Pet ID: Making sure your pets tags are up to date is imperative. Always include a phone number and Owner’s name.
Prepare for Possible Injuries:Is it serious or something you can take care of yourself? Call a vet, they may be able to help you over the phone.
Keeping your best friends safe is always a priority. Make sure you are prepared to care for those who look to you for safety everyday.