Preparing for a Natural Disaster | National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

May is a month of renewal in nature…a time for budding flowers to blossom and the next generation of wildlife to take their first tentative steps out into the world. Along with the beauty, however, the season also brings destruction, with tornadoes, flooding and other severe weather events reminding us of the fragility of our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Planning for an Emergency With Your Pets

“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

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

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 […]