Doctor Tecla Myrick from the Alachua County Animal Services, and her little buddy Minnie talks to us about hurricane preparedness involving pets.
If you are evacuating, do not leave your pets at home, take them with you.
If you are staying home and riding out the strom, do not leave your pets outside.
Make sure your pet has on a collar with current ID and a rabies tag. Microchipping is also very important.
You should have a kit ready in the event you need to evacuate with your pets. This kit should include:
Food and water (and a can opener if necessary)
Bowls, leash and toys
Up to date medical records (a requirement at most boarding facilities)
Cat litter and disposable litter pans
Several weeks supply of medication for both you and your pet(s)
A crate for cats or small dogs
Make sure to find out if the shelter or hotel you are heading to allows pets.
Along with your veterinarian, the following websites are great resources
If you have any questions contact your veterinarian, or call Dr. Myrick at 352-264-6870