June is National Pet Preparedness Month! Summers are known for BBQs and spending time outdoors, but it can also be a time where natural disasters strike. Depending on where you live, there are various threats to you and your pet’s safety. This month is a great opportunity to get prepared in case of an emergency.
Below are some simple tips that can help keep your pet safe:
- Get identification for your pet! This is one of the easiest ways to keep your pet safe. Make sure your pet’s identification tags are up to date. You can also opt to microchip your pet. Microchips allow your pet to have identification on them even if they lose their collar.
- Know where to go and stick together! If you are living in an area prone to specific natural disasters be sure to find a place where you and your pets can safely flee. Some options include, family or friends house or pet-friendly hotels. It is a good idea to have a few places in mind.
- Prepare a survival kit! A premade kit will be important when you are leaving your home in a hurry. Some good items to keep in your kit are a few days’ worth of food and water, medication, vet records, leashes and collars and a first aid kit.
Being prepared for a disaster will help you feel more at ease in the event of an emergency, it will also help to ensure you and your pet are safe!
Inspiration for this blog came from the Pet Poison Hotline.