Shelter from the storm. With winter upon us and storms and floods in store, it is important that we all start thinking about our pets’ protection before it is too late. There is no way to tell when Mother Nature will decide to let her freakish powers to wreak havoc on our unsuspecting pets. So how do we protect our four legged friends? Here are a few 10 disaster survival tips for pets for this storm season.
o Create a tarp and hang it over the door and windows. Even if it does not rain during the storm, it is nice to know that our shelter from the storm is ready. When it starts to rain, you can quickly open the tarp and move the furniture inside. This will ensure that no one gets hurt or become trapped under the falling debris. As an added bonus, this will also ensure that no pets get wet when you are cleaning up!
o Make sure that your pets have a water source ready. If your pets are unsupervised, they can easily go thirsty. It is especially important that you get an emergency water supply kit together with your storm supplies because your pets will need water to drink and to bathe themselves. If you have an indoor/outdoor cat or dog shelter, make sure that you provide them with fresh water as well, and ensure that you have a way to clean out the bowl if necessary.
o Make sure that you have batteries in every flashlight, lantern, and power outlet in your home. Most fires will start in engine parts or electronics. Also, you want to be sure that you have enough batteries in the house to power at least one extra battery during the storm. You never know when Mother Nature may decide to strike two times in a row.
o When you go to the shelters, your pets are usually not too happy about being there. They might be anxious or fearful, or even hurt. So, it is important to take your time and make sure that you get them into the proper shelter during the storm.
o There is also the possibility that you might run out of food during the storm. If you have a way to keep your pet food fresh and warm, then you are much less likely to run out. The key is to make sure that your pet has plenty to eat but nothing too hot or too cold. In fact, it might be a good idea to carry some canned food with you if you are hiking or camping during the storm. Just make sure that you do not get too much, or you could cause your pet to become dehydrated.
o Finally, if you can, it is important to make sure that you stay away from the storm until it is over. This is another tip that is going to be very important to keep in mind. If you are stuck outside with your pet, then it is possible that they could get a bad heart break. So, it is important to take them to shelter indoors if you are able. Then, you will be much happier knowing that they are safe and secure when you can get back inside.
It is very important to keep your pet protected during a storm. So, whether you live in Gulf coast states or any other place that is prone to hurricanes, it is very important that you know how to prepare for storms before they happen. This way, you will be prepared to save your best friend and love one from harm, if need be. Remember, even if the storm does not affect you and your family members directly, it is still a good idea to be prepared so that in case it does, you will know how to deal with it.