Hurricanes are a part of life here in the Lowcountry, so it is important to have a safety plan in place. Pet owners should also include essential needs for their dogs and cats when preparing their hurricane kits.
Let’s start with some quick and easy readiness tips:
1. Your pet's collar should have tags displaying owner information.
2. Get your pet microchipped.
3. Include these items in your hurricane kit:
*Water and food bowls
*Two weeks of water and food
*Leash and harness
In some scenarios an evacuation is the safest option. Securing accommodations in advance, whether that is a hotel or a family member’s home, is vital for readiness. Using calming remedies such as lavender essential oils, CBD, or dog calming treats can be a great to keep your furry friends as relaxed as possible.
If you choose to stay home during the storm, combatting the noise can help put your pet’s mind at ease. Calming tunes or their favorite tv show should do the trick. It is also a good idea to get stickers for your home that will inform emergency responders of the occupents inside, should a rescue become necessary.
Preparing for hurricanes in advance can help ease the stress of these natural disasters. Our sales associates would be happy to help find just what you need when gathering supplies for your hurricane kit.
By Michael's Barkery Blogger: Courtney Larrier