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Hurricane season on the East Coast is typically from June to November, with peaks in late summer and early fall. Like any other emergency, your pet is also a priority in your hurricane plans! Here’s how to plan with your fur baby in mind:
See our earlier blog for some essentials to put in your kit!
Many dogs and cats deal with thunder anxiety, but these are the perfect antidote if you shelter-in-place! ThunderShirts put slight pressure on your dog or cat’s torso. Similar to how hugs help us relax or how swaddling comforts babies, being wrapped in a ThunderShirt helps your pet keep calm.
These stickers let first responders know that there’s a pet (or pets) inside your home. Be sure to place these near your front door and to write what kind of pets and how many you have. If you end up evacuating, write “evacuated” over the decal so first responders know you’re safe!
If you plan to board your pet during a storm, be sure to check with your veterinarian about updating their vaccines. As a reminder, we require Rabies, DAPP and Bordetella for dogs, and Rabies and FVRCP for cats!
In addition to having your pet wear their collar, microchipping adds an extra safety net. Getting your pet microchipped is quick, convenient and could save their life. Many veterinary clinics including ours offer microchipping. If your pet is already chipped, make sure their information is up-to-date!
We know this is a no-brainer, but we also want to remind you that you can bring your pet to Paradise if they can’t come with you! We’ll keep your fur babies safe and update you on how they’re doing.