With summer approaching, you and your four-legged friend will probably be spending more time outside, enjoying the sunny days. As glorious as summertime can be, it also comes with increased risks for severe weather, like tornadoes, flooding, and wildfires, just to name a few.
National Pet Preparedness Month highlights the importance of being prepared for emergencies in the summer season and also throughout the year. And knowing what to do in cases of an emergency or natural disaster can help ensure you and your furry companion will have many 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, few areas around the country are safe from severe storms, not to mention the flooding and earthquakes experienced along the coastal regions. Also, unexpected home emergencies, such as a gas line explosion, sinkholes, and chemical spills, can transform 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 be prepared for 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 your pets.
A pet-friendly emergency plan should be thorough and also flexible enough to accommodate a range of different situations. While no amount of planning can make you 100 percent ready for a disaster, having a good 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 have more questions about National Pet Preparedness Month or need help putting together a pet-friendly emergency plan, please don’t hesitate to call us today. Contact us, your local animal clinic in Pelham, ON!