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 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.