National Pet Preparedness Month – 3 tips

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Plan to be prepared

June is National Pet Preparedness Month (try saying that 3 times fast), but what exactly does this mean? Most of us have a family plan in case of emergencies, but have you considered your pets in these plans? While summer may be the prime time to hangout with your pets outside, there is also increased risk for wildfires, tornadoes, and flooding, especially depending on where you live. We are going to make sure you have all the information you need to have a plan in case of an emergency. Here are 3 tips you can use to make sure you and your pets are prepared! 


Our first tip is microchipping! Being able to identify your pet and having a way for someone to get in contact with you can be lifesaving. It ensures that you will be reunited with your four legged friends in case something happens. Check out our recent blog post all about microchipping here


Have a pet emergency kit! Here are some things you may want to include:

  • Water and bowl
  • Fresh food – keep in an airtight and waterproof container. Find out why fresh is better here
  • One of their favorite toys
  • First aid kit – Discuss with your veterinarian what would be appropriate to include for your pets medical needs
  • Collar with ID tag
  • Backup leash 
  • Traveling crate or carrier
  • Grooming items
  • Relevant documents such as your pets registration information and vaccination records, make sure you keep these in a waterproof container 
  • Sanitation needs, such as pet litter and litter box, pooper scooper and waste bags
  • Supplements – We have a variety of supplements whether your dog needs an immunity boost, help with their digestive help, or staying calm. Find your local Pet Wants here to shop
  • And don’t forget treats!

Action Plan

Finally, if you live in an area where natural disasters are common and you may need to evacuate, you should have a place to go where your pets are welcome. Do not leave your pets behind! Try to have a list of pet friendly places you can evacuate to and make sure you have a plan of action in case disaster strikes while you are away from home. Have a friend, family member or neighbor who can get your pet and their emergency kit if you are not able to make it home before evacuation.

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