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4 Tips for National Pet Preparedness Month

4 Tips for National Pet Preparedness Month
June 2, 2023

Did you know that June is National Pet Preparedness Month? That's right! It's a great time to get ready for any disasters or emergencies that might come your way. We've got some pawsome tips to help you and your feline friends stay safe and sound:

ID Your Cat
Make sure your cat has proper identification just in case you and your fur baby get separated. Microchipping is the way to go! It's a tiny chip that stores your cat's info, so any vet or shelter can scan it and give you a call. Don't forget to keep the chip info up-to-date and include meds and allergies on their tag too. A recent photo of you and your cat in your emergency kit is a great idea too!

Know Your Surroundings
If you live in an area that's prone to floods, fires, or other natural disasters, it's essential to know where you can take your cats. Compile a list of pet-friendly hotels along with your friends and family's addresses and phone numbers in case you need to evacuate. 

Stick Together
Disasters and emergencies can be scary for all of us, especially our cats. Make sure they're with you and find a safe and cozy place. Keep them close and don't let them run away!

Prepare Your Emergency Kit
It’s important to have a disaster kit for your pets. Here’s a list of items to include:

  • Food
  • Water bottles
  • Extra medicine
  • Vet records
  • Litter and pan
  • Leashes and collars
  • First aid kit
  • Food and water bowls
  • Fave treat or toy
  • List of important contacts
  • Soft towel for your cat to lay on or as a makeshift harness
  • Don't forget to add any special items that your cats need. They'll appreciate it!

If you have any questions or need help preparing, give us a call at (508) 824-2287. We're always happy to lend a paw!