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July 20, 2019

Christmas Tree Pet Safety Tip

12.07.14 It is common for people to keep Christmas trees fresh during the holiday season by placing them in stands filled with water. Christmas tree water is toxic for animals. It contains phenols from the tree, fire retardants as well as preservatives. Help keep your pets safe by investing in a Christmas tree stand that has a covered reservoir which makes the water 100% inaccessible to all of your resident animals. Keep this Christmas tree pet safety tip in mind when trimming your tree.

Pet Emergency Documents

09.28.14  Be prepared! Add pet emergency documents in the pet supply kits. Important documents include: description of pets; species; sex; age; pictures of you with your pets, diet details, medical information including prescriptions, veterinarian contact information as well as your and a friend’s contact information.

Include important documents to emergency pet supply kits

Include important documents to emergency pet supply kits

Pet Emergency First Aid Kit

09.21.14 Ask your veterinarian for help putting together a pet emergency first aid kit that is appropriate for your companion animals. Mine includes: bandages, bandage tape and scissors, wound dressings, non-toxic antibiotic ointments and disinfectants, e-collars, sterile gloves, pet thermometer, medications, medication instructions.

Emergency First Aid Pet Kits

Emergency First Aid Pet Kits

Emergency Evacuation Pet Tip

09.07.14 Do not leave your pets behind, take them with you. Arrange for a safe place to go if you have to evacuate. Find friends and relatives outside your area willing to provide you and your pets’ shelter. Locate hotels and inns that accept animals. Check out kennels and boarding facilities. Many vet hospitals board pets. Local animal shelters may provide emergency shelters or foster care as well. List contact information for these safe havens and keep it with the emergency supplies.

If forced to evacuate, do not leave pets at home

If forced to evacuate, do not leave pets at home. Photo by Shutterstock

Rescue Alert Stickers for Pets

08.31.14 Emergencies can occur at any time. Let people know you have pets. Stick a rescue alert sticker where rescue workers can see it–on a window or door. List the number of pets in your home, along with the veterinarians name and contact information on it. Also include your pets hiding places. Free rescue alert stickers for pets are available from the ASPCA or purchase them from Petco.

Make a note on the stickers of the cats hiding places

Emergency Preparedness Tips: Make a note on the stickers of the cats hiding places