A Pet Owner's Guide to Natural Disaster Prep

Prepare Proper Identification

Always make sure your pets have clearly marked identification in case they're separated from you. You're more likely to be reunited if they're wearing collars with tags. In addition, consider a microchip, which is a permanent marker, and make sure to register your current contact information with the microchip company.

Include Family and Friends

Before a disaster strikes, work with family and friends to form a plan. Consider finding someone who can have access to your home and can care for your pets should you be unavailable. Make sure everyone involved is familiar with your evacuation plan and has pertinent information about your pets, such as medical records.

While disasters are unpredictable and stressful, planning and preparation can help your pets remain safe and healthy should one occur.

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