August 2, 2010

Tip of the day

Emergency Preparedness Tip of the Week--

Do you have emergency supplies and evacuation plan for your pet?  I remember being heart broken when hearing all of the tales of pets after Katrina—some abandoned, some killed in the storm, some owners desperately trying to find their pet, some owners stayed behind and were killed in the storm because they couldn’t bear the thought of leaving their pets.  Have a plan.  Talk with your vet to better understand what issues you might need to consider for your local area.  Have some pet food ready to take with you if you have to evacuate.  Keep your pets shots up to date and have a good leash and collar with tags.  Check into microchipping to see if it would be helpful to you.  Our dog has a microchip which offers me some comfort if he were ever lost from us. 

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