How To Keep Your Pets Safe In A Disaster

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After every disaster, there’s always the heartwarming story of a lost pet’s return or an incredible story of a pet’s survival. The truth is, pets are more vulnerable in a disaster than most of their humans are. Here are ways to have a happy ending to your disaster story that the local news would be proud to cover…
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Have A Plan

The only thing certain about disasters is that anyone, at any time, can experience one, anywhere. So, make a plan for your pets. You’d do it for your family without thinking twice…
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Make A List

Know beforehand where you will go, what you will do and what’s most important before disaster strikes. Which could be any moment. What are you waiting for?…
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Pack A Kit

Fill it with extra pet medications, first aid supplies, a pet carrier and freeze dried pet treats and foods. They especially like beef jerky…
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Vaccinate Your Pet

Make sure your pet has all its shots and keep copies of those records in your kit in case you have to go far from home and to a vet who knows nothing about your pet…
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Keep Pet Records

Recent pictures of you with your pet, breeding certificates and a physical description can be invaluable if your pet gets separated from you.
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Plan A Destination

Know where you’re going and check online knowledge bases before you get there so you can be in touch with help as soon as you land…
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Keep Pet First Aid Supplies

Specialized bandages, disinfectants and cleaning and healing agents geared towards cats and dogs should make up a part of any first aid kit you put together. No chocolate though…
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There’s An App For That

There are hundreds of free apps that help you organize, contact and stay in contact with, every available resource for pets in areas all around the globe. Just click and go…
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Use The Buddy System

If you’re not home when disaster strikes, who ya gonna call? Make a commitment with a neighbor, co-worker or friend who will take care of your pet if the unthinkable happens while you’re away. You’d do the same for them, right? But, choose wisely. Someday, you might have to come through for someone else…
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