Tips from a Vet in Fishers for Pet Preparedness Month
Though it’s important to be prepared for emergencies at all times, June is Pet Preparedness Month and an especially great time to make sure your disaster plans are in order. As a vet in Fishers, we are here to help our clients provide the best possible care for their furry family members. That’s why we’ve put together this blog post with suggestions on how to ensure that your family is prepared for disaster. Keep reading to discover some helpful tips from PetVet Animal Hospital!
Check That Their Identification Is Up-to-Date
Ensuring that your pet always wears an ID tag and having them microchipped is great. But those efforts will fall flat if you fail to keep the contact information up-to-date. Check your pet’s identification tag and log into the account for their microchip this month to make sure all of your contact information is current. And if updates need to be made, take care of them right away.
Create an Emergency Kit
If you don’t already have an emergency kit for your pets, this month is the perfect time to make one. It does not need to be fancy, but it should contain everything you would need to care for your pet in the event of an emergency. Make sure your pet’s kit contains:
- Copies of important documents, like vaccination records, health history, and a recent picture
- A five-day supply of water and food for each pet in your family
- Extra litter boxes, litter, bowls, collars, and leashes
- Sturdy carriers for smaller pets
- A pet first aid kit
- A list of places (hotels, shelters, etc.) you can take your pet if you need to evacuate
Schedule a Visit with their Vet in Fishers
Even if your pet is healthy, it’s important to at least bring them in for annual exams. This provides an opportunity for their vet in Fishers to assess their overall health. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss disaster planning and get expert advice. Schedule your pet’s next appointment a PetVet Animal Hospital by giving us a call now.