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How To Be Prepared

Here are some general recommendations on how to be prepared in case of an emergency with your pet.

Keep several phone numbers conveniently located. These include:

  • Your primary care veterinarian

  • The closest pet emergency hospital

  • Animal poison control number (888) 426-4435

Become familiar with the location of the nearest emergency clinic.

Have a pet carrier available to transport your pet to the emergency clinic.

Avoid prolonged periods of activity during extremely weather.

Make sure your pet always has access to plenty of fresh water.

Keep your pet under complete control when outside and not within a fenced area.

Have a muzzle for your pet available in case your pet becomes injured and is in significant pain.  Ask your primary care veterinarian how to properly apply a muzzle to your pet.

Keep all medications out of reach of your pets.