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.
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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.