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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:28 PM

Hurricane Preparedness for Pet Owners (xposted in Pets)

I hope it is ok to post in both forums - due to the number of states affected and predicted magnitude of this storm I thought I would put it here in general as well. My vet sent this out and encouraged us to share widely -

Hurricane Preparedness for Pet Owners

Dr. Ernie Ward

Having lived on the coast of North Carolina for the past 20 years, Iíve seen my fair share of hurricanes. Whenever hurricane warnings go out, pet owners begin to scramble. Iíve compiled a list of items and actions you should take to make sure you are pet-prepared if a ďbad blowĒ should impact your home.
Use a pet carrier.

One of the most important pieces of equipment you can have during an evacuation or severe weather is a pet carrier. This is especially important when transporting small dogs and cats. Carriers are often required at many shelters and can serve as a safe space for a nervous pet. Be sure to label the carrier with your petís name, breed, sex, date of birth, your current address and contact numbers and any important medical information.

Make sure you have at least two weeks of your petís medications on hand ...

Much more here: http://www.drernieward.com/hurricane-preparedness-for-pet-owners/

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niyad Oct 2012 #1
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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:32 PM

1. most excellent information, and thank you for posting.

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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. We wrapped duct tape with the address and phone number to our horse's halter.

If a tree took down his pasture fence, and he for some reason left the farm, he could be identified. Our dog and cats have collar tags with our phone number on them.

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Response to bklyncowgirl (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:35 PM

3. I like that idea for the horse - I bet many don't think of that

we have tags for our dogs' collars but they are also both chipped. I love those collar tags with the numbers embroidered on - very clever! I have labs so they have Dublin collars for swimming (mildew resistant).

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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:14 PM

4. KehKehKeh/Rrrrrrr

 

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