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As summer approaches, you and your four-legged friend are probably looking forward to spending more time outside, enjoying the sunny days. As glorious as summertime can be, it also comes with increased risks for severe weather, like wildfires, flooding, and tornadoes, just to name a few.
National Pet Preparedness Month reminds us of the importance of being prepared for emergencies in the summer season and also throughout the year. And knowing what to do in cases of a natural disaster or emergency can help ensure you and your furry companion will have lots more years together. Read on as a vet talks about National Pet Preparedness Month and how to create an emergency plan for you and your pets.
Nowadays, not many areas in the U.S. are safe from severe storms, not to mention the earthquakes and flooding experienced along the coastal regions. Also, unexpected home emergencies, such as a sinkholes, a gas line explosion, and chemical spills, can turn everyday life into a harrowing experience. And if you’re forced to evacuate quickly, being able to reach your pets is important.
While it’s no doubt important to know what to do during emergencies year-round, National Pet Preparedness Month serves as a helpful reminder for you and your family to have an emergency plan in place for yourselves and also for your pets.
A pet-friendly emergency plan should be flexible and thorough enough to accommodate a wide range of different situations. While no amount of planning can make you 100 percent ready for a disaster, having a solid plan in place will certainly work in you and your pet’s favor.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you put together your pet-friendly emergency plan:
If you want more information about National Pet Preparedness Month or need help putting together a pet-friendly emergency plan, please don’t hesitate to call us today.