!Header Logo Right

Pet Preparedness Month

June 1, 2020
June is Pet Preparedness Month. While we hope that all of our patients stay safe and sound, it is always a good idea to be prepared. You never know when a disaster will strike! Read on as a local San Antonio, TX vet offers some tips on getting your pet ready for an emergency.

Emergency Bag

We recommend making a travel bag for your pet, and keeping it stocked with thing you may need in an emergency. This includes things like food, medicine, bedding, toys, treats, dishes, and a leash and collar. Fido should have a tie out line and a muzzle, while Fluffy will require a litterbox and litter. Keep the bag in or near your pet’s carrier.

ID

Has your pet been microchipped yet? If so, that’s great! If not, you may want to remedy this right away. If you and your furry pal are ever separated in an emergency, that tiny chip could be the only thing linking you to together if your pet has been chipped, try using the AAHA pet microchip lookup tool here to verify that your information is correct. ID tags art also important!

First Aid

If you don’t have a good pet first-aid kit, we recommend making one. Get one made for people, and then add some pets-specific items. Also, download some pet first-aid apps. The Red Cross has a good one. You may also want to print out some brochures.

Documentation

Print a list of pet-safe hotels and shelters within a few hours’ radius. Many of these places will require proof that pets are registered, vaccinated, and current on their parasite control. Keep copies of this documentation with your pet’s carrier and/or in your glove box. Or, email photos or scanned copies of them to yourself, so you can access them from anywhere.

Boarding

In some cases, boarding may be your best bet. If you don’t have a kennel, do some research and choose one. Bring your pet in for an overnight stay as a trial run, to help your pet get used to their hotel.

Fire Stickers

Most first responders try to save pets if they can. Window stickers will let firemen know you have pets. Include the number of pets you have, and where they may be hiding. 

As your San Antonio, TX vet clinic, we are dedicated to offering great care. Call us today!
  • All
  • Uncategorized
Black labrador dog looking to the right side

Black Dog Day

October 1st is National Black Dog Day! Our canine pals sport a variety of coat…
Read More
Two gray bunnies in a log

Heart Disease In Bunnies

International Rabbit Day is coming up on September 24th. Just like any other animal, these…
Read More
Dog treat on snout

Safe Treats For National Dog Day

August 26th is National Dog Day. Our canine companions truly do deserve to be celebrated.…
Read More
Garfield kitty looking straight up

Summer With Kittens

Has a new kitten recently joined your household? Congratulations on your furry new arrival! There…
Read More
Three dogs sitting on a couch with lady in pink shirt kissing the tallest dog

Reasons To Bring Your Puppy To Doggy Daycare

Have you recently adopted a puppy? Good for you! Training and socialization should definitely be…
Read More
Gray small Terrier swimming on waters

Fido’s Pet Peeves

Does your pup have some specific likes and dislikes? Just like people, dogs all have…
Read More
Gray adult cat with head titled to the left

Caring For A Deaf Cat

Specially-Abled Pets Day is coming up May 3rd! This unofficial pet holiday was started to…
Read More
Two gray bats with orange neck hair hanging on a dead branch

Bat Appreciation Day

April 17th is Bat Appreciation Day! We know, we’re usually focused on pets, rather than…
Read More

National Pet Day     

National Pet Day is April 11th! Our animal companions really have a special way of…
Read More
1 2 3 17