- Michael Dattolico
Prepare, Don't Despair! Hurricane Preparation: Planning for Your Pets
It is essential that no family member is left behind and that includes our furry family. Having a plan and being prepared is essential in making sure they are taken care of during and after the storm. Just like with most storm preparation, the key to success is starting early. The first step in making your pet a storm trooper is getting him/her carrier accustomed.
Most pets associate getting into a carrier with the vet or the groomers, two people your pet is probably least fond of. It might take hours to get your pet into the carrier; however, in times of emergency, you need to be able to get them in quickly and effortlessly.
The best way to accomplish this is to train your pets to like their carrier. Instead of storing your carrier in your closet in-between uses, incorporate it with your house. Put your pet's bed in it or feed your pet out of it. That way, your ball of love will start to see it as something normal and enjoyable rather than an unpleasant car ride to an even more unfortunate destination.
Although this process might take some time, being able to load your pet into a carrier for a quick departure will make your life and your pet's life so much easier and less stressful. Knowing your pet will be safer will give you peace of mind and help you and your family brave the storm.
Hopefully these tips will help you and your family be better prepared for this coming hurricane season. The most important thing during this time of year is keeping your loved ones safe. AJS is here to help you in the aftermath in case your home did not hold up as well as your preparation plans. For lifting, reconstruction, and rebuilding, give us a call for a free consultation.