EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND PLANNING FOR YOUR PET - Thanks for a great evening!
Emergency and disaster preparation includes not only a plan for your family, but also proper preparation to ensure your pet's physical, medical and behavioral needs are met in the event of a disaster.
** JOIN US IN MANHATTAN AUGUST 28TH FOR AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT **
There is no cost for admission. To be added to the guest list or for more information, feel free to contact me or call the team at Kalvig & Shorter Veterinary Associates (contact information below). Hope to see you there!
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PREPARED
The Global Estimates report reveals that globally, 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes. In New York City alone, an estimated 800,000 New Yorkers lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and approximately 423 buildings were affected by lost power, heat, and/or hot water, according to the New York City Housing Authority. Would you know how to provide for your pet if you found yourself in a disaster situation?
HAVING A PLAN
+ Ensure you have a pre-packed Emergency Go Bag for your pet, with essential items that meet their basic physical, emotional and behavioral needs (see section below with suggested items).
+ Identify a family member or neighbor who can come pick up your pet if you are unable to retrieve them yourself. Make sure that person is familiar with your pet, their usual hiding places, where your Emergency Go Bag for your pet is located, and that they come over regularly to interact with your pet.
+ Ask your vet about microchipping, whether your pet's rabies shots are up to date and about getting supplies and properly storing any additional medication your pet may rely on to stay healthy.
+ Use storms as dress rehearsals to get your pet to the door using commands and treats.