Pet Preparedness Month 2023

As veterinary professionals, our primary focus is caring for others. During Pet Preparedness Month, we urge you to assess your readiness in safeguarding your own beloved animals during disasters. Not only does this bring peace of mind but also minimizes stress, saves time, and preserves energy when the need arises.

  1. Locate people or facilities outside of the disaster area that may be able to take your pets
  2. Ask friends or family if they are willing to take in your pets before a disaster occurs
  3. Locate boarding shelters and pet-friendly hotels in the surrounding area
  4. Keep the contact information for these places in an easily accessible spot

Items to be packed up and stored:

  1. Copies of current medical records including vaccinations
  2. Extra leash and collar
  3. Identification tags for all collars or harnesses
  4. Current photographs and written descriptions of your pets
  5. Extra bowls
  6. Small bag of cat litter and small cat litter box
  7. Can opener
  8. Number of veterinarian
  9. Extra Towels

Items on checklist that must be brought if disaster occurs:

  1. Two week supply of any medications needed should always be kept in the house
  2. Carrier
  3. Two week supply of food should always be kept in the house
  4. Pet beds
  5. Pet toys
  6. 3 day supply of water