The motto of the Boy Scouts is famously “Be Prepared,” and as a pet owner there is a lot you can do to be prepared for disaster as well. For National national Preparedness Month we take a look back on how these 1FUR1 blog articles preparing you and your pet for the worst:
When you pet is choking, having a seizure, consuming something poisonous, or otherwise in a dangerous situation, it can be terrifying, but there are steps you can take to ensure its safety. This article shows you how the American Red Cross, Pet Tech, and local animal hospitals offer courses on pet first aid to teach you what to do in an emergency. (However, you must take it to a vet in an emergency as well.)
You may know to stand in a doorway for an earthquake or find a ground-level windowless room for a tornado or hurricane, but your pet doesn’t. This article prepares both you and your pet for a natural disaster, from making an emergency kit to what exactly to do if disaster strikes, plus how to help your pet cope with life post-disaster.
Unlike unpredictable natural disasters, fires caused by pets can be prevented, and this is imperative as 1,000 fires are started by cats and dogs each year. This article shows you how to both prevent a fire when pets are around, such as by keeping puppies away from electric cords, to tips on how to let first-respondents know that you have a pet.
The stress of a natural disaster or fire, or even a happy occasion like the Fourth of July, can make some pets run away, and sadly only 20% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats are returned to their owners annually. Prevent this tragedy by reading up on microchips, collars, and what types of dogs are most likely to be stolen.
Keep checking back to our blog at 1FUR1 to learn how to keep your pet healthy, happy, and safe! We hope you never have to apply the information learned here, but we want you to be prepared if a disaster strikes.