Hurricane season is June 1st – November 30th. This blog will go over some quick tips for you to keep in mind for your pet while you prepare your house and other things for the upcoming season.
- In the event that you and your pet are ever separated, having your pet microchipped drastically improves the chances of being reunited. A microchip is a small device (rice-sized) that is placed under the skin of your pet. Your name, address and phone number are entered into a database. The microchip can then be scanned and your information is provided to the scanner! Day and Evening Pet Hospital has had many success stories from owners deciding to microchip their pets. (It’s a very simple and short procedure!)
Have extra food and water.
- Having extra food and water around is important if you can’t leave the house on bad days. Also, in the case of an evacuation, you will need food and water. You can keep a bag of dry dog food in the freezer and it will keep fresh–this way you can keep it all season long until necessary use.
Collars and leashes
- Keep these as extras or stored in your first aid kit area. This way you can grab them if you are in a hurry.
Have extra meds.
- Talk to one of our vets to see if you can purchase extra medications for your pet during the season. You wouldn’t want to run out of vital medication due to an evacuation or due to the weather being so bad that you can’t leave your house.
Keep pictures of your pets in your wallet.
- This is to ensure you can identify your pets if you ever need to.