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Preparing for an Emergency!

Hey there, fellow pet lovers! 🐶🐱 With the recent test of the national emergency alert system we thought we'd take the hint and talk about emergency preparedness for our furry family members. Check out this tips to make sure your pets are covered too! 🚑

  1. Accessibility is Key: Keep your pet's emergency supplies in heavy-duty, waterproof containers. Trust us, you don't want soggy kibble when the going gets tough! Store paperwork and medications in sealed plastic bags for extra protection. 📦💧

  2. Gear Up: Ensure your furry friend has a well-fitting collar with an up-to-date ID tag, sturdy leash, and harness, or a reliable carrier. Safety first, fur-riends! 🐾

  3. Food and Water: Stock up on at least 72 hours' worth of food and water for your pet. Don't forget the bowls, litter, litter tray, can opener for canned food, and cleanup supplies. Let's keep those tails wagging and whiskers purring, even in the face of adversity! 🍽️💧

  4. Medication Matters: Have enough medication for your pet to last at least 72 hours, but ideally a week. Don't leave home without copies of important medical records and vaccination certificates (hint: you can access all of your vaccine records through our app!) It's better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, right? 💊📋

  5. First Aid for Furry Friends: A pet first aid kit is a must-have for any emergency situation. Be ready to patch up those little scrapes and bumps with love and care. 🩹❤️

  6. Capture the Moment: Snap a photo of you with your pet. It'll be invaluable if your furry friend gets lost during an emergency. And if your pet is microchipped, keep that information handy—it's a lifesaver! 📸🔍

  7. Plan Ahead: Write down feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior triggers, and your veterinarian's contact information. It'll come in handy if you need to foster or board your pets during an evacuation. Preparation is the name of the game! 📝🏥

  8. Comfort Counts: Don't forget to pack your pet's favorite bed and toys if they're easily transportable. A little comfort goes a long way during stressful times. 🛏️🎾

  9. Have a Plan: Lastly, make sure you have a plan in place for when you have to leave your home. Research pet-friendly hotels and shelters in advance—your furry friend will thank you! 🏨🐾

For more tips and information on pet disaster preparedness, check out these pawsome resources:

With these tips and resources, you and your pet will be ready to tackle any emergency that comes your way. Stay safe, stay prepared, and keep those tails wagging! 🐾✨

Yours in pet health and happiness,

The Southport Animal Hospital Team 🐾

Image Description: A petite, grey ball of purr-fect feline cuteness curls up on a stack of files, likely exactly the ones their person needs to access 😹

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