2001-Thu Aug 17 09:46:10 EDT 2017
Vetstreet. All rights reserved. Powered by Brightspot.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
While it isn’t possible to prevent a natural disaster from occurring, you can help provide for your pet by planning ahead and being prepared in the event of an emergency.
No matter where you decide to go should you need to evacuate your home, it is essential that you take your pets with you. Unforeseen circumstances during a disaster can turn a brief evacuation into a much longer stay away from home. Remember: If it's not safe for you to be home, it's not safe for your pets either.
The AmericanRed Cross doesn't allow animals into its facilities for public health and safety reasons. So it's important thatpet owners research safe places to take their pets during an evacuation. Some hotels allow animals, and your veterinarian can provide you with information on preferred kennels or veterinary hospitals with boarding facilities.
To ensure you have all the items necessary to provide proper care for your pets, it can behelpful to pack an evacuation kit in advance. The kit should include enough materials for each of your pets and should be stored in an area that is easily accessible. Consider including:
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Take our breed quiz to find your next pet.
Bartonella is a type bacteria that can be transmitted to cats, dogs and humans from exposure to infected fleas and…
Want to give your pup yummy, low-calorie treats? We’ve got the skinny on which foods are OK to feed him.
Not sure about food puzzles? Our veterinarian reveals why the payoff for your pet is well worth any extra work.
With these simple dental care tips, you can help keep your canine’s adorable smile shiny and healthy for life.
The friendly and inquisitive LaPerm has an easy-care coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
Check out our collection of more than 250 videos about pet training, animal behavior, dog and cat breeds and more.
Wonder which dog or cat best fits your lifestyle? Our new tool will narrow down more than 300 breeds for you.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.