With hurricane season heading our way we can take a few steps to prepare our pets for any weather that may hit. The same rules that apply to people apply to pets in the event of severe weather.
If you have not already, ID your pet. You want to make sure that your pets are wearing a collar with up to date information. In the event you are separated this will greatly increase your chances of being reunited with your pet. Additional steps like having your cell phone number and even an email can help this process. Additionally, you can have your pet microchipped which will give your pet the best chance of being brought home to you.
When you make your disaster kit include all of your dogs needs. Have a week supply of food and water for your pet. Additional blankets, collars, litter boxes/litter, toys and creature comforts to help them feel safe when the weather hits. Check out different shelters so if you need to evacuate you can see the nearest that will be most accommodating to your pet.
Secure all of your pets documents. The Humane Society suggests having a recent photo of your pet and details to help locate them in the event of separation. They also suggest having a written record of their feeding schedule and any medical concerns, behavior issues and the contact information for your veterinarian.