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HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR PET 

Florida doesn’t just draw “snowbirds,” vacationers, and tourists—it’s also prime real estate for hurricanes! June through November is hurricane season, and our entire state is vulnerable during this time. That’s why we want you and your pets to be prepared for a natural disaster and have the best chance of staying safe! We’re always happy to offer advice to help pet owners plan for the worst, and we’ve provided some helpful guidelines below as a starting point on hurricane pet safety. 

ITEMS YOU NEED 

If you and your pet are staying home to weather the storm, you should stock up on the following items: 

  • Bottled water 
  • Food for your pet (if they eat dry food, store it in sealable, waterproof containers) 
  • Flashlights and plenty of batteries
  • Your pet's medications
  • A radio
  • A first aid kit for yourself and your pet
  • Keep an extra leash on hand
  • Litter and litter box, if needed

 Additionally, if you have a pet that tends to hide when they get scared, block off any nooks and crannies they may get into. If you must make a quick escape, you need to find your pet quickly. If you’re planning to evacuate with your pet (if your home isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for them), you need: 

  • To have at least one safety destination guaranteed for yourself and your pet – make arrangements with friends or family members ahead of time if possible 
  • A list of contacts including family members, veterinarians, boarding facilities, and local emergency organizations 
  • Up-to-date ID tags and a microchip for your pet 
    • Microchipping is an inexpensive form of identification that provides owners with peace of mind. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Make sure you have a supply kit that includes: 

  •       Hydrogen peroxide
  •       Rolls of gauze and non-stick bandages
  •       Cotton balls or swabs
  •      Antibiotic ointment
  •      Tweezers
  •      Blunt-edged scissors
  •      Paper towels
  •      Disinfectant spray
  •      A muzzle
  •      An up-to-date copy of your pet's medical records in a waterproof container
  •      A sturdy, easy-to-carry crate (if you have a cat or small dog)
  •      Access to fresh water
  •      At minimum a week's worth of food for your pet
  •      An extra leash and collar
  •      A current photo of your pet in case they get lost

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Gentle Care Animal Hospital at Tryon

Location

100 Kumar Ct Raleigh, NC 27606

Clinic Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday: 5 PM - 6 PM (pet hotel checkout only)