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Disaster Preparedness Tips and Helpful Information
An animal evacuation kit and first aid kit will help you to care for your animals in the event of a disaster. The evacuation kit should be assembled in an easy-to carry and watertight container. It should be stored in an easily accessible location away from areas with temperature extremes. Replace the food, water, and medications as often as needed to maintain their quality and freshness and according to expiration dates. Keep notes in the kit as to the location of medications that are stored elsewhere due to refrigeration needs.
It’s a great idea to have a pet emergency kit at your home and a smaller one in your car. You can buy kits already assembled or you can put them together yourself. Use a small plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or use a tackle box for each kit. It should contain the following items: Phone number and directions to your veterinary hospital Phone number and directions to the closest emergency veterinary hospital Phone number of poison control center Rectal thermometer K-Y jelly without spermicide Tweezers to remove ticks,
Nobody likes to think about a disaster but when and if it happens you need to be prepared not only for yourself and family but also for your pets. You need to plan for one of two scenarios: evacuating your home or hunkering down at home. Both take planning of different sorts. EVACUATING YOUR HOME A) Have a safe place to take your pets One of the most important points to make here is to take your pets. Leaving them behind is not safe. Call hotels or motels outside your immediate area and ask
When disaster strikes, being stocked and ready to face an emergency is the best way to keep your family safe. Your pets can’t fend for themselves and are especially vulnerable if you’re forced to batten down the hatches because of bad weather. Here are ten items to include in a pet emergency kit so that your entire family can weather a natural disaster safely. #1 Water When bad weather strikes, obtaining fresh water becomes a top priority. When you go to the store to stock up on emergency supplies and reach for the bottled water,