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Preparing Your Pet For Disaster

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Although none of us like to think about it, natural disasters can happen to all of us. Depending on what area you live in can change the nature of the disaster. However we always think about preparing ourselves and our homes in case a disaster should happen,  but often times overlook our pets. Does your disaster emergency kit contain things for your furry loved ones? If not, this article might be for you!

Sharing from Modern Dog Magazine, this article talks about ways in which you can prepare your pet for disaster if it were to strike. “No matter where you live, it is important to be prepared for the types of disasters that can occur in your area, such as hurricanes or tornadoes. Some disasters can even be so devastating they require evacuation. In this case, Angela Clendenin, public information officer for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), said it is best to take your furry family members with you.

“After a disaster strikes, the area in and around homes can be quite dangerous for pets,” Clendenin said. (http://moderndogmagazine.com/articles/preparing-your-pet-disaster/108718 )

For example, downed power lines can create a tremendous danger for animals, especially where a power line has fallen into a home or backyard. Additionally, fencing that has fallen or broken into pieces also can cause injury or death in pets.”

It is also important to have a preparedness kit for disaster when you go away for vacation, etc. All of our pet sitters are professionally trained in case of disaster, however it’s important to go over everything with your pet sitter before you leave. This is especially true if you have older pets or pets with special medications.

To learn more about our professional pet sitting and dog walking services in Leesburg, Virginia visit us at: http://www.walkingwetnoses.com/

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