Thursday, February 23, 2012

Is Your Pet Prepared

During a disaster (provided you're not in the actual disaster) you will here everyone and their brother start spouting about being prepared, having an emergency kit ready to go.  Be prepare for the kinds of disasters specific to your area... tornadoes hurricanes etc..  What you don't here a lot about is emergency preparedness for pets.

Lets face it, for most people, our pets are just as much a part of our family as we are.  Even if they are just livestock or working animal they are an investment in your time and money and emotions.  So being prepared to take care of them in an emergency just makes sense! 

Lucky for all us pet people the ASPCA has a pet preparedness list:
 It even includes special considerations for birds , small animals and reptiles, cause lets face it not everyone is a dog or cat person. 

 FEMA has information for animals that includes livestock :

Being prepared for an emergency does not make you crazy or a nut job it helps give you piece of mind so you don't have to worry as much about things that happen and being prepared to take care of your animals gives you one less thing to worry about.

The time to think about an Emergency is before it happens cause after it happens you'll be too busy!

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