Are Your Pets Ready for a Storm
We have been very lucky for the past several years without any significant storms passing through our area.† It is easy to forget just how prepared we really need to be.† Please donít forget your pets when you are putting together your hurricane kits and making your plans for a storm.
Your hurricane kit should include all the supplies you might need for your† pet for days, even weeks.† Now is the time to stock up on food for all of your pets.† Donít forget your small animals, birds, fish† and reptiles, as well as your dogs and cats.†† We† carry several freeze dried diets that do not require can openers or refrigeration.† These are very handy as well as healthy.† You should have a carrier on hand in case you need to transport your pet away from your home.
Our Veterinarian, Dr. Anna Ojea recommends† double checking† that your petís vaccines are† up-to-date and that you have a current copy of your petís health record . This document may be necessary if you must stay in a shelter.† You may have to stay away from your home longer than you expect† so pack a dose or two of heartworm and flea and tick prevention in your hurricane kit too.
If you do not have your pet microchipped now is a great time so do so.† Microchips help to reunite hundreds of pets with their owners, each year.
Be sure to purchase a battery operated pump for your fish tanks. This will keep the air pumping and water circulating if we are without power.†
Hopefully we wonít have to deal with a storm that disrupts our lives, for any length of time, soon.† But it is always good to have a plan and a kit ready so you donít have to worry about it under stressful conditions.† May you and your family have a safe hurricane season.†
PET STORM KIT
® LEASH, COLLAR OR HARNESS
® FIRST AID KIT
® NON-SPILL FOOD AND WATER DISH
® FOOD AND WATER FOR 14 DAYS
® MANUAL CAN OPENER
® GROOMING SUPPLIES
® CRATE OR CARRIER
® BLANKET AND FAVORITE TOY
® CLEANSER AND DISINFECTANT
® NEWSPAPER, LITTER OR PAPER
® PLASTIC BAGS
® BATTERY OPERATED PUMP FOR FISH TANKS
® VACCINE AND HEALTH RECORD UPDATE