Pet Care During a Hurricane Tips
When a hurricane is expected to threaten your area, immediate precautions should be taken to ensure the safety of you and your family. In a state of emergency, people tend to forget their animals due to feelings of stress and anxiety. Our pet’s health and safety are just as important as our own. Whether you plan to stay home or evacuate, Max Guard Hurricane Windows can provide you with the best way to care for your pet during a hurricane.
First Aid Kit
The first step to preparing for an emergency as a pet owner is creating a first aid kit for you and your pets. Think about the critical items your pet needs on a daily or weekly basis, like food, water, and medication(s). In addition, you should collect other medical supplies like antibiotic ointment and ace bandages. Because hurricanes are so unpredictable, we advise you pack up to two weeks of food and water for your pet.
In addition to these items, you may want to include any medical records and identification tags. Keep these important documents in a waterproof bag to avoid any damage. If your pet happens gets lost or injured, official documentation can help you on your way to a speedy recovery.
In the event that you have to evacuate your home, your pet should always be transported in a pet carrier that is comfortable enough for them to move around. The general rule of thumb is that a pet carrier must be tall enough for your pet to be able to fully stand up (without bending his or her neck) and long enough to turn around in. Evacuating with a pet is not always the simplest task, so it is important to identify pet-friendly shelters before a storm hits. For public health and safety reasons, many evacuation shelters do not allow families to bring their pets. Luckily, animal control shelters, vets, and pet-friendly hotels offer services for emergencies like these. With resources like these, there should be no reason why your pet needs to be left behind!
Prepare For Hurricanes the Right Way with Max Guard Hurricane Windows
With the proper preparation and protection, you may be fortunate enough to not have to evacuate your home. Contact us today to get your impact hurricane windows installed to keep you and your loved ones safe. The professionals at Max Guard Hurricane Windows care about you and your furry friends! Give us a call at (561) 276-7100!