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Pet owners are responsible for the safety and well-being of their pets during a disaster. If you know a flood, tornado or hurricane is due to hit your location, find out which pet shelters plan to remain open and where veterinary care is available in case your pet needs medical assistance. In addition to preparing a pet disaster plan in advance, your Drs. Freiman and Rothstein in Southington also recommend bringing your pet to our animal clinic for an annual pet wellness exam to ensure your pets do not find themselves in need of medications for an unexpected health problem during an emergency.
Disasters happen with little to no warning. To help avoid you and your pet become separated during a disaster:
Microchipping is the best way to prevent your pet from being lost and unidentified. Plantsville veterinarians, Dr. Eric Rothstein and Dr. Herbert Freiman, can microchip your pet at our animal clinic.
In addition to creating your personal disaster supply kit, make sure it is kept up to date with fresh food and medical items such as:
Medical supplies to treat minor injuries affecting pets during a disaster include flex bandages, gauze, Neosporin and hydrogen peroxide or another non-alcohol disinfectant. Depending on the age and health of your pet, you may want to add thermal/cooling packs to relieve joint pain due to arthritis or other joint disorder.
Schedule a pet wellness exam today with us by calling Apple Valley Veterinarians at 860-615-4040. Our veterinarians can also give you further advice about preparing your pet for an unexpected disaster and where to receive veterinary care during and after a disaster.