How do I prepare to keep my pets safe before a hurricane hits?
It is important to know that hurricanes or other serious weather conditions can come at any time as seen by the most recent events occurring down south. It is best to keep your pets safe before you put yourself in a position of losing or causing unnecessary stress for your beloved pet. Available at any local pet supply store are rescue alert stickers. Make sure they are visible for rescue workers to see (i.e. place in a window on the lower level and second floor) so people will know that pets are inside your home. Animals often sense a storm is coming and they may often flee from home or find a dark hiding place. It is important to keep them by your sideto assure you can keep them safe.Procuring a thunder shirt and/or calming supplements can help comfort animals. A particular calming trait that dogs do is licking. For instant stress release, you may consider giving your dog a kong filled with peanut butter or provide broth ice cubes to satisfy this characteristic. Be sure to consult your veterinarian if you think your pet would benefit from receiving any medication to help calm their nerves and reduce anxiety. In case you get separated from your pet, assure that their ID tags are up-to-date. Microchipping your pet increases your chances that your pet can be returned to you if they are found and brought to a shelter or an animal control facility. Thoughtful planning can help you and your pet ride out the storm without cause or worry.