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.


Recognizing A Pet Emergency

Dec_DogPhoneIn a pet emergency, every passing moment counts. Although every pet owner dreads the concept of their pet in pain or discomfort, identifying symptoms and behavior changes can save vital time. And, what’s more, acting swiftly on your observations and knowledge can even save your pet’s life.

Most pet owners keep themselves in the loop regarding potential pet poisons, but some simply don’t have a plan of action in case a pet is exposed to something dangerous, or accidently injured.

Together, let’s review the warning signs of a pet emergency and how, by getting them assistance right away, you can save your pet’s life. Continue…