Ready, Freddy? Disaster Preparation for Pets

Dog with rain boots


In California, natural disasters are, sadly, not uncommon. Last summer’ wildfire season gave many of us pause, but also another chance to think once again about being prepared should disaster strike. 

It’s likely that most of us have a disaster plan for ourselves and our families, but what about our pets? If pets are part of the family, there are some specific things to know and to plan for to make sure they are taken care of in the event of a disaster. 

Let the team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital make sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to make disaster preparation for pets a breeze.

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Leave Nothing to Chance: Determining a Pet Emergency

Whether it’s waking up to the sound of a gagging dog or the chocolate bar you had is suddenly MIA, there are many situations that can feel like a possible pet emergency.

Yet, making a visit to the nearest emergency hospital is often a second choice behind waiting it out or consulting “Dr. Google.”

Because these situations can be something of a quandary for many pet owners, the team at Huntington Veterinary Hospital would like to review what constitutes a pet emergency.

Obvious Emergencies

There are some situations that should be treated as an emergency, regardless of physical signs or symptoms. This includes: Continue…