Fenris Friday

It's been too hot for me to go walking with Mrs Tammy. I miss our walks on the beach. It has also been raining too much. Mrs Tammy and Mommy didn't even get to go walking last week because of all the rain. Some areas even experienced flooding.

In nearby Louisiana many pets have lost their people. Some are injured or ill after having dealt with being flooded out of their homes, I know they all must be so scared. Please put your paws together for them.

Here are some tips for evacuating with a pet.

Have an Evacuation Kit Ready to Go
Keep your contents ready in an easy-to-carry, water-proof container so your pets will have all the comforts of home during this stressful time. Make sure to include:
  • A first aid kit. Include scissors, flea comb, tweezers, pliers, hemostats, magnifying glass, nail clippers, Tourniquet, cotton balls and swabs, bandage material and tape, eye dropper, oral syringe, thermometer, lubricating jelly, disposable gloves, splints, emergency ice and heat packs, and liquid dish soap.
  • Useful medications include activated charcoal, alcohol, betadine, eye rinse, triple antibiotic ointment, eye ointment, hydrogen peroxide, Benadryl, cortisone ointment, sterile saline, antidiarrheal liquid or tablets and ear cleaning solution. Always include any prescription medications your pet may be taking.
  • One week supply of food and water with non-spill dishes, utensils and a manual can opener.
  • Cages or carriers for each pet.
  • Bedding and toys for each pet.
  • Litterpan, litter and scoop if you have cats.
  • Copy of veterinary records and proof of ownership. Include a picture of each pet.
  • Extra collars, leashes and ID tags for each pet.
  • Muzzles and restraints should be included as pets may become anxious or fractious during an emergency.
  • Emergency contact numbers, including relatives, veterinary clinic, animal shelters, pet-friendly motels and poison control center.
  • Instructions for each pet (in the event you are unable to care for your pet) including feeding and medication details.
  • A pre-signed medical treatment authorization to aid rescuers if your pet must be treated during your absence.
  • Miscellaneous items: trash bags, paper towels, flashlight, batteries, radio, maps should be included in every kit.
Catster has tips for evacuating with cats, Be Prepared for a Disaster: Our Tips for Evacuating with Cats and Dogster has tips for evacuating with dogs Be Prepared for a Disaster: Our Tips for Evacuating with Dogs. Petfinder has information on Helping Pets in Danger After Disasters. I hope this information is helpful. Hopefully you will never need it, but if you do I hope it helps. ~Fenris, reporting for ATCAD

Breaking News: Chimera and Yang are participating Pawlympics - Freestyle Napping - Hosted by Hailey, go by and check out all the great entries.

Today is Socks' birthday. He had a party at Cat Scouts so he elected to spend a quiet day at home today. Yin and Yang were also born sometime in August and like Socks their Gotcha Day is in September so we are planning a shindig to celebrate sometime in September, we will provide more details later. Hopefully it will be sunny and cooler in the Fall.

Socks went to the veterinarian for his semi-annual checkup yesterday and he got a GREAT report. He has a slight heart mummer but given his age (16 years) and his hyperthyroidism it is to be expected.

Some of you also know that Fenris had an allergic reaction to something (possibly wasp or yellow jackets) and had to go to the veterinarian too. He got a good report when he went for his follow up visit yesterday and if he doesn't scratch the cone can come off today.  





15 comments:

  1. Boy, that is such a good blog about how to care for animals when disaster strikes, and I am so sorry for all the people who are homeless right now in Louisiana. Thank you for letting us know what to do, just in case.
    Loulou

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  2. Great evacuation tips, F. Although I wouldn't mind if Mom forgot to pack the nail clippers. Just sayin. Mom and I said prayers for the flood people and pets. We hope they can stay together safely or find each other if they have to split up for a bit.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  3. We hope everyone stays safe and the weather improves soon. Happy birthday, Socks! A good report from the vet is the best present for your Mom.
    xxoo
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser, and Rufus the Red

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  4. Aw, Fenris, are you wearing the cone of shame? We hope you do get it off today.

    Happy birthday, Socks! We hope you have an amazing day. Your vet report is great!

    We're purring for All Beings in need at this time, we've seen some coverage of the mind-boggling flooding in Louisiana.

    Peace.

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  5. Excellent reminders. Lady really needs to create a dog and human first aid kit. Hope it cools down soon.

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  6. Happy Birthday Socks! We hope you have a great day!

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  7. Wow, so much news. Happy birthday, Socks. We're so glad you're doing so well. And that Fenris is okay. Hope the cone is off now.

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  8. Great posty. Happy Meowday Socks. Sorry me missed da pawrty, but me did leave you a Meowday cawrd. We's glad everypawdy's VET pointments went well. Dat's always a reason to celebrate as well. Hope your day is purrfect.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. I saw your lovely card. I was late getting there myself and a lot of the scouts had already left. But I had a very nice time, there was lots of good food to eat and I got all my cards and presents. Drop by Scouts when you get a chance I left a party favor there for you. ~Socks

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  9. Happy Birthday Socks!Hope Fenris can lose the cone of shame today.

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    1. Yes, he didn't paw at his eye or obsessively lick he leg so the cone of shame is HISTORY.

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  10. We have supplies in the basement to live for three months should there ever be a major natural disaster, that includes water and food and water and meds for the dog. You've brought up some great bits of information here.

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  11. We have supplies in the basement to live for three months should there ever be a major natural disaster, that includes water and food and water and meds for the dog. You've brought up some great bits of information here.

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