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

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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 […]

Planning for an Emergency With Your Pets

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“Better safe than sorry.” Yes, you’ve heard it a million times but, when it comes to the safety of your pets, it’s worth a few minutes spent planning for their safety in the event of an emergency. We just received word that the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) has made available a free […]

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

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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 […]

Preparing for Severe Weather

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Although we live several hours from the Texas coastline, this week we’ve been preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Alex. Hurricanes can spawn tornadoes even this far inland and, for us, flooding is always a concern since this is flash flood country. We have a small creek with a low water crossing to reach our […]

VCA Animal Hospitals Offering Free Boarding to LA Flood Victims

If you know pet lovers impacted by the flooding in the LA area, we just received word that VCA Animal Hospitals located near the northeastern Los Angeles areas of La Crescenta, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and Altadena are offering free boarding for companion animals whose families are being evacuated or displaced from their homes as […]