30 Jul Keeping Pets Safe During Emergencies
Your pets are just as much part of the family as humans, so it’s important to keep them safe during a hurricane. Hurricanes are scary to be caught in, but with some preparation, you can make the storm easier for you and your pets.
Here are tips to prepare for a storm:
Make a Plan
It’s essential to have a course of action that you can initiate at a moment’s notice. Come up with a plan that you will remember and have supplies set aside in case of emergency. You may never have to use it, but better safe than sorry.
Be a Stickler
Make a decision and stick to it. If you plan to leave town when a warning is issued, then do it without procrastinating. Changing your plan often leads to easily avoidable accidents just because you aren’t prepared.
Get Your Kit Ready
A pet emergency kit is easy to put together ahead of time, along with your family’s emergency kit. Set a bag up with water, non-perishable food, a carrier, litter box, puppy pads, plastic bags, medical records, an extra leash and a picture of your pet in case you are separated.
If you decide to stay home during the storm, make sure your pet is in its carrier or on a leash. You never know when you might have to leave, and you don’t want to waste time tracking down your pet. Securing them can also help with their anxiety while it storms.
During any natural disaster you should be keeping up with the news, and as soon as you’re told to evacuate, you should do so as quickly as possible. Make sure you have everything ready to go and know how to get to a shelter.
Remember no matter what you decide to do, stay calm. Pets can sense your emotions, so if you’re calm, your pet will follow your example.