In the wake of hurricanes in Texas and Florida and wildfires burning throughout the U.S., it’s a good time to ask yourself: Would you be prepared to care for my pets and animals in an emergency?
We always need to be prepared to take care of our pets and animals, especially during disasters such as fires, floods, or other emergencies. And in the cases of fire or natural disasters, you need to be prepared in case your pet gets injured, lost, or has to be evacuated.
The following resources will help you prepare yourself and your pets and animals for an emergency or natural disaster.
- Pet Evacuation Kit list from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Horse Owner Emergency and Disaster Preparedness from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
- Pet Disaster Preparedness tips from the American Red Cross
- Making a plan for pets and animals from Ready.gov
For additional advice on including your pets and animals in your emergency and disaster preparedness plans, talk with your Badger Veterinary Hospital veterinarian.