Over 50 million people in the US are going to get hit with a big snow storm starting this Friday afternoon. Animal Fair Media wants you and your pet to stay safe!
We are providing these pet-friendly following snow safety tips!
1. Information is the most important factor to have during a natural disaster! Always keep with you – the phone numbers and addresses of veterinarians, shelters and pet-friendly hotels, your pet’s medical records and medication information!
2. Pet Emergency Kit! Gather the necessary supplies. When collecting important items such as water, food, medical kits, etc., stock up on enough to make it through at least one week. Have plenty of pet food and water on “paw”, as well as your pet’s favorite toys and treats. Also, have any and all medication that your pet might take, along with extra gauze, ointments, bandages and other first aid supplies for both you and your pet.
3. Bring your pet indoors immediately! If, dog-forbid, your pet get gets separated from you, you should have all the right tools to find him or her. Make sure Fido or Fluffy is wearing a collar with proper identification or has a microchip that can easily locate him or her. If you and your pet need to leave your home, have a safe, strong, comfortable leash or a sturdy carrier.
4. During the hurricane, it is important to remain calm; as your pet may see you panic and become frightened and confused. Stay with your furry friend and speak to him or her in a soothing, reassuring tone, while gently petting them to keep them relaxed.
Stay safe and warm during the snow storm – pets too!