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5 Pet Safety Tips for Storm Preparedness


Thorough emergency preparedness is important during severe stormweather, particularly in areas where pet owners may be forced to leavetheir homes.

But what about more common thunderstorms or tornados? Here are five smart and simple tips from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center you can share with clients and adopters to make storms safer and less stressful.

1) Shelter

During severe storms it may be best to take shelter in a basement orsmall interior room like a bathroom. Make sure pets are acquaintedwith—and comfortable in—that area of your house and will go there withyou easily if need be.

2) Poisons

Make sure the shelter inside your home is free of dangers for pets.Many people keep pest poisons in the same basement where they may besheltering during the storm. Unfortunately, pets are very good atfinding baits and many are all too eager to eat it.

3) Anxiety

Many pets have storm or firework anxiety and may be prescribedmedications to help them cope. Remind clients that it’s always best togive pets a dose of the medication prior to a storm to see how he or she will react—and pets should always get trial runs of medication duringperiods when the veterinarian is available in case questions arise.

4) Evacuation

Among the items your clients should have handy are leashes and/or or carriers, food, medication and water. Pet ownersshould know where favorite hiding places are for pets so they can beeasily found during emergencies.

5) First Aid

Help your clients keep pets safe by sharing this easy DIY pet first-aid kit.


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Garden Ridge Animal Hospital is a premier veterinary hospital serving all of Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village and the surrounding Lake Lewisville area. We are also AAHA certified( American Animal Hospital Association).  We have been providing quality animal care for a variety of pets since 1990. We specialize in all animals and exotics that range from dogs and cats, to ferrets, birds, and reptiles.
 
Our services are considered to be the "best in the community" by many pet owners in the area.  Some of the services that we provide include surgery, hospitalization, dentistry, vaccinations, and much more. 

Our highly experienced staff has more than 50 years of experience and is among the most skilled and knowledgeable in the region. Our emphasis on continuing education gives our staff this distinction in pet care. We pride ourselves on our outstanding knowledge, experience, and commitment to quality care, which makes us the animal hospital of choice. 
We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. 
If you are looking for a veterinary clinic that possesses the necessary dedication to ensure that your pet gets the best possible care, or if you would like more information, visit, call, or e-mail us today! We also offer an extensive
Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information. To let you know a little more about what AAHA certification is you can visit the link at www.aahanet.org 

AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.

AAHA accredited: The Standard of Veterinary Excellence.


 

 

 


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