Hurricane Season is in effect in our area. It has been since June 1st and ends November 30th.
We wanted to give you some safety tips for you and your pet during this time of the year.
1. Get your pet microchipped.
A microchip for your pet is defined as an implanted microchip under your pet’s skin as a means of identification. It is about the size of a grain of rice.
Getting your pet microchipped is an essentially painless procedure and is very valuable as a precautionary measure. The use of collars and dog tags are not permanent. Collars can slip off and tags can be ripped off. A microchip is permanent and has your dog’s identification installed on it.
At the Day and Evening Pet Hospital, we use 24 PetWatch Microchips. As soon as the chip is implanted in your pet, we register that number here at the clinic. That number goes in to their national database, where your information is linked to your pet.
Micro-chipping is an inexpensive form of identification that provides owners with peace of mind. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
2. Stay inside.
Once a storm has hit, stay inside. Listen to the news to keep yourself updated. Some pet owners like to have their dog already on a leash and in view (not hidden under a bed, etc.) in the case of an emergency evacuation. This is a good idea if the weather situation does get to such a point.
3. Keep extra food and supplies stocked during this time.
In case you can’t get out for a few days because of the weather, keep extra food at the house (canned or dry, dog treats, etc.). If your pet is on a specific medication or mineral supplements, ensure that you won’t run out. Get more beforehand if you know you won’t be able to leave the house.
These are just a few tips. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon! Microchipping is a very quick procedure and will give you peace of mind. Come see us.