Ready, Freddy? Disaster Preparedness and Your Pet

Disaster preparedness for your pet should be part of your family's disaster plan.Anyone who enjoys the great outdoors knows to bring along certain supplies “just in case.” Indeed, it’s always better to have something and not need it, instead of the other way around. So it goes with disaster preparedness. When thinking about evacuation plans, medical needs, and more, it’s good to have a general understanding of how to protect and provide for your pet should an emergency situation arise.

Better Safe than Sorry

One of the best defenses against separation is to microchip your pet. This is important for general pet care, of course, but in the event of a natural disaster or emergency, it provides the best chance at a happy reunion. While microchipping isn’t a replacement for a collar and ID tags, microchips definitely add an extra layer of protection. Continue…

Finding Your Groove as a Responsible Pet Owner

Man and dogWhen considering adoption, the Beatles said it best: “all you need is love!” Right? Of course love is central to your new role as a pet owner, but that’s really just the beginning. Before you take the plunge, there’s a lot to consider.

That’s why the pet experts offer the following tips on what it takes to be a responsible pet owner. Your new pet will thank you for being prepared – and ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Continue…