UAN ALSO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING PET HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS FOR EVACUEES:
Give temporary identification for your pet. If you are staying at a shelter, hotel or other temporary site, a temporary identification tag with your current location information and a cell phone number or other number where you can be reached will help you find your pet if you get separated.
Put safety first. If you are in an unfamiliar place, especially a hotel or large evacuation shelter, you will encounter many animals, people and children who may have varied experience with animals. Animals can be easily frightened in stressful situations and may become aggressive or defensive. Keep your pet restrained in a carrier or crate or on a leash at all times and avoid having your pet come in direct contact with other pets when possible.
Watch for signs of illness. Stress or eating different food can cause diarrhea in pets, especially dogs. If your dog is experiencing loose stools, make sure that fresh water is available at all times. Take dogs out for frequent, short walks. If their normal food is unavailable, supplement their food with white rice and cottage cheese. If the problem persists, consult a veterinarian.
Comfort your pet. Give your pets extra reassurance and attention to help keep them calm. Some animals may find toys, especially long-lasting chew toys, comforting. Your animals will appreciate your calm presence and soft, comforting voice, and you may find it comforting to spend time with them, too.
Seek assistance. If you find you are unable to care for your pet
because of destruction of or damage to your residence, United Animal
Nations is offering LifeLine Crisis Relief Grants to assist pet owners with
vet care, temporary boarding and
|SOURCE United Animal Nations|
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