Pet Care Tips for National Preparedness Month
Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? Aimed at helping families develop emergency plans, this month is a great time to consider how you would care for your pet in the event of a natural disaster or another emergency. As a trusted veterinarian in Fishers, PetVet Animal Hospital is here to provide the care your companion needs to remain healthy and happy. We are also an excellent source of pet care information and would like to share a few pet care tips for National Preparedness Month. Keep reading to learn more!
Make an Evacuation Plan
You should never leave a pet behind if you have to evacuate. Doing so could be a death sentence for your companion. At the very least, you are unlikely to be reunited with them if you leave them. As an animal owner, it’s up to you to have an evacuation plan that includes your pet.
Research pet-friendly shelters and hotels in your area and along the route you’d likely follow if ordered to evacuate. Talk to relatives, friends, and co-workers, too, to see if there is anyone who could care for your pet if you needed to leave and couldn’t take them with you.
Put Together an Emergency Kit
If you don’t already have an emergency kit for your pet, now is time to make one. You don’t need anything fancy. A large backpack filled with the following pet-care essentials is perfect.
- An extra collar, harness, and leash
- Copies of your pet’s most recent medical records and license
- At least two weeks worth of any medications your pet takes
- Two weeks worth of food and water
- Carriers for small pets
- First-aid kit
- Food and water dishes
- Your veterinarian’s contact information
Schedule a Vet Visit
Talking to your pet’s vet is an excellent way to get more tips about preparing for disasters. If your furry friend is due for a checkup or you need advice about caring for them in the event of an emergency, give us a call now.