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Pet Emergency Preparedness

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Here are some excellent ideas from the Pet Travel Center and the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) to help you be prepared in case of emergency.

  • Microchip or tattoo your pet.
  • Be sure your pet ID collar has your name and telephone number(s).
  • Keep recent photos of your pet as well as photos of you with your pet to prove ownership.
  • Set aside a week’s worth of food and water.
  • Place your pet’s medications and medical records in a plastic bag or waterproof container.
  • Prepare a pet first aid kit that includes cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors, antibiotic ointment, flea and tick medication, latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution.
  • Have extra litter box supplies handy such as newspapers, paper towels and plastic bags.
  • In case you need to evacuate, have your pet carrier easily within reach equipped with toys, treats and bedding.
  • Have a list of kennels not only in nearby areas but also further away in case those closest to you get filled to capacity.
  • Exchange information with trusted friends and neighbors so you can help find or take care of each other and your pets.

 

Sources:


Pet Travel Center:  http://www.pettravelcenter.com/page_items/itemList/56
Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS):  http://www.uan.org/index.cfm?navid=36

 

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