Pet Preparedness Month

It’s that time of year again when we are reminded to prepare our families and homes for natural disasters. Here in the Texas Hill Country, natural disasters can vary from tornadoes and hurricanes to flooding and even wildfires. While we should be prepared for pet emergencies year-round, it’s a good time to review your family’s emergency plan and make sure you’ve included a plan for your pets as well.

Some Helpful Resources . . .

The ASPCA provides detailed guides on how to create a good pet emergency plan and instructions for making a pet disaster kit. Go to their website at and search for “ASPCA Pet Preparedness Full Page.” And while you’re on their website, also search for “Disaster Preparedness ASPCA.” In the second article they’ve included a direct link to FEMA’s brocure, “Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.” You also might check with your veterinarian for additional information on the subject.

A little time spent in research and planning now may make a big difference for you and your pets in the future. Be prepared! Be Safe!

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