Preparing for a Tropical Storm — Keeping Your Pets Safe

Well, just a few short weeks after the flooding in our area on Memorial Day weekend, we’re once again preparing for flooding rains tonight with the arrival of Tropical Storm Bill. The storm isn’t predicted to be too big in terms of wind damage (although we are under a tornado watch right now) but is […]

Are Your Pets Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

The start of the Atlantic hurricane season is just days away–and tornado, fire, flood, and other disaster situations are already in the news. Please take just a moment to think about your disaster plans for your pets. What if you suddenly have to evacuate with your pets? What if you’re at work and can’t get […]

Dr. Marty Becker’s Advice on Preparing for a Natural Disaster

June 1 means the official start of hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean (the Pacific Hurricane season is already underway.) Warmer weather also means an increased chance of tornadoes, floods, and wildfires. Are you — and your pets — ready in case of a natural disaster and emergency evacuation? Today we have a special video […]

Ensuring Your Dog’s Safety in a Disaster

No one likes to think about natural disasters but there’s no denying that they can sneak up at any time. Last Labor Day, the worst wildfires in Texas history struck not that far from us; we could smell the smoke for weeks. Along with the destruction of over 1,600 homes and one of the prettiest […]

Wag’N Enterprises Launches P.E.T.S. Program

Due to the recent epidemic of wildfires in Central Texas, we’ve become very aware of the need for disaster preparedness. We’ve discussed the best way to evacuate ourselves and our pets and have made some basic preparations including making a checklist of steps to take if disaster threatens our home. For us, ensuring the safety […]

Assembling an Evacuation Kit for Your Dog

This month we’ve been covering disaster preparedness for keeping your dog safe in a natural disaster. The best time to prepare for a natural disaster is, of course, before one strikes. It only takes a moment to assemble an emergency evacuation kit for your dog but it can mean so much if you have to […]

Making Sure Your Dog is Evacuated If You’re Not Home

This week we covered some packing tips from Dr. Donna Spector of VCA Animal Hospitals to use to prepare an emergency kit for you and your dog in case of a natural disaster. But what if a natural disaster strikes when you’re at work or otherwise away from home? Here are Dr. Spector’s tips on […]

Finding Pet Shelter in an Evacuation

Yesterday we covered “Relocating With Your Dog in a Disaster,” part of this week’s series on disaster preparedness for your pets. In that post, we shared some tips from VCA’s Dr. Donna Spector about preparations you can take before a disaster for finding a place that would accept you and your pets should you need […]

Relocating with Your Dog in a Disaster

With the numerous natural disasters in recent weeks (and hurricane season just beginning), we’ve been focusing on keeping your dog safe in a natural disaster. Today we have tips from Dr. Donna Spector with VCA Animal Hospitals about what to do once you’ve evacuated with your dog during a disaster. Here are her tips on […]

Protecting Your Pets in a Natural Disaster

This spring has been such a scary time for natural disasters, from tornadoes, floods, and wildfires in North America to earthquakes and tsunamis overseas. Just last week, we attended a wildfire preparedness meeting in our area held by the Forest Service with information on ways to “harden” your home to make it more fire-resistant and […]