Hurricane Safety For Fido and Fluffy

Hurricane Safety For Fido and Fluffy. Here in Florida, it’s important to be ready for your pet’s safety ahead of any storms that may come our way.  You will want to get a pet kit ready if you have to evacuate with your pet. What to put into the kit? [Updated 6/24/17]

Hurricane Safety For Fido and Fluffy

  • Pet medications and medical history. Pet First Aid book
  • Veterinarian name and number.
  • Extra leash and collar
  • 3 days food in an airtight container; 3 bottles of water per pet.
  • 2 food bowls and water bowls.
  • Litter for cats and disposable bags
  • Toys, treats, dog bones, blankets, bedding, towels.
  • Flea and tick treatments.

Include in the medical history: list of immunizations, list of medications, AKC records, boarding phone number.

Hurricane Safety For Fido and Fluffy

Do your research ahead of time and find pet-friendly hurricane shelters (your local emergency management department can help with that). If you’re evacuating, you will need to find pet-friendly motels. Click here for pet-friendly hotels.

If you’re riding out the storm at home, find a safe room for your family and take your pets Hurricane Safety For Fido and Fluffythere too.  Be sure to secure the exits so your pet doesn’t escape; pets panic and get hysterical during the storm and many will be accidentally lost; a cage or carrier will help. Take photos of your pet (especially unusual markings), also take a photo of your pet and you together as proof if you need to visit shelters after the storm. Microchip your pet beforehand; a great idea.

When I was president of Board of the SPCA, the saddest part of the storm’s aftermath was seeing all the lost pets that were brought in afterward. This will help keep your pet safe and secure.

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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.