A Guide to Natural Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, are an inevitable part of life, yet they seem to be more common throughout the age of climate change. Most of us have been subject to at least one form of a natural disaster, and will often remember how frightening and chaotic it is when you’re in the midst of it. 

If you are a pet owner, a natural disaster can add even more complexity to how to respond. The goal of your friends at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital is to help you prepare for such an occurrence. Through this simple guide to natural preparedness for pets, we hope you will feel better equipped to protect your furry one.

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It’s Crystal Clear: The Importance of Water for Pets

Cat drinking water outside

Good nutrition is important for pet health. Water is also an important component of keeping a healthy pet and is the main component of healthy cells in the body. Without it, your pet can become dehydrated and lose the function of vital body organs. We know that providing drinking water daily to our pets is important, but what else should we be aware of? 

July is National Pet Hydration Month, and so Wellesley-Natick Animal Hospital thought it a good time to explore the importance of water for pets.

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Summer Kick Off: Fun Summer Pet Activities

The sun is out and your sunscreen is on. It’s time for some fun in the sun with your best four-legged pal. But have you made your summer pet activities bucket list? If not, let Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital help with some fun ideas. 

Water Fun

If your dog likes to splash around, buy a kiddie pool and invite your friends with dogs over for a pool party. Make sure all doggy participants get along, and provide plenty of fresh, cool drinking water.

Or, frequent a river, lake, or otherwise safe body of water. Playing and swimming can be great fun for dogs as well as humans! If you’re boating with your dog, invest in a doggy life jacket.

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