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Emergencies happen during earthquakes, natural calamities , fire and in circumstances that strike us or our household during unexpected times. As a pet owner and pet parent are you prepared? According to the https://www.redcross.org there are procedures that we need to work on to be prepared. Petique Pets consider the need to be on the look out for possible emergencies to ensure the safety of our fur babies.

As we in Petique cares so much for our pets here are some tips from the The Humane Society of the United states or Ready.gov for important tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe During Disasters, Calamities and emergencies.

If it’s not safe for you to stay in your home during an emergency, it’s not safe for them either!

Prepare the fur baby

Include supplies for your pet in your emergency kit, or assemble an emergency kit for your pet.

Make an evacuation plan for you and your pets. Many hotels and shelters do not accept animal guests, other than service animals.Assemble an Emergency Kit for Your Pet

Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers so that they can be carried easily.

Your Emergency kit should include:

Sturdy leashes, harnesses and/or carriers to transport pets safely and ensure that they can’t escape.
Food, drinking water, bowls, cat litter/pan and a manual can opener if you pet eats canned food.
Medications and copies of medical records stored in a waterproof container.
A first aid kit.
Current photos of you with your pet(s) in case they get lost. Since many pets look alike, this will help to eliminate mistaken identity and confusion.

Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets.
Pet beds, strollers and toys, if it is transportable

Create an Emergency Plan for Your Pet

The best way to protect your household from the effects of a disaster or calamity is to have a plan. Part of such plan must include your pets. Being prepared can save their lives and yours too.

Know a Safe Place where you can transport Your Pets

If you have to evacuate your home during these emergencies, the best way to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. If it’s not safe for you to stay behind then it’s not safe to leave pets behind either.

Know which hotels and motels along your evacuation route will accept pets in an emergency. Call ahead for reservations if you know you may need to evacuate. Ask if no pet policies could be waived in an emergency.
Most American Red Cross shelters cannot accept pets because of health and safety concerns and other considerations. Service animals that assist people with disabilities are allowed in Red Cross shelters.
Know which friends, relatives, boarding facilities, animal shelters or veterinarians can care for your animals in an emergency. Prepare a list with phone numbers.
Although your animals may be more comfortable together, be prepared to house them separately so you can bring along a portable pet house.
Include your pets in evacuation drills so that they become used to entering and traveling in their carriers calmly.
Make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are current and that all dogs and cats are wearing collars with securely fastened, up-to-date identification. Many pet shelters require proof of current vaccinations to reduce the spread of disease.
Consider having your pet “microchipped” by your veterinarian.

The ASPCA recommends using a rescue sticker alert to let people know that pets are inside your home. Make sure it is visible to rescue workers, and that it includes the types and number of pets in your household and your veterinarian’s phone number.

If you must evacuate with your pets write “EVACUATED” across the stickers so rescue workers don’t waste time looking for them.

Help Pets Recover After an Emergency

Your pet’s behavior may change dramatically after a disaster or an emergency where they either become aggressive or defensive. Be aware of their well being and protect them from hazards to ensure the safety of other people and animals.
Watch your animals closely and keep them under your direct control as fences and gates may have been damaged.
Pets may become disoriented, particularly if the disaster has affected scent markers that normally allow them to find their home.
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