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Be Ready for an emergency when you find yourself along with your pet

SALT LAKE CITY — Are you prepared for an emergency when you and your pet are at residence or away?

KSL NewsRadio’s Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic spoke with Be Ready Utah Manager Anna Boynton about being prepared when disaster strikes and you might be along with your canine or cat.

At the highest of the checklist? Microchipping.

Debbie mentioned she didn’t know if her rescue canine, Riley, was microchipped. 

“Microchipping is just one of many things you guys are recommending,” Debbie mentioned.

“Yes, actually, it is. That is one that can be very helpful,” Boynton mentioned.

Build your emergency pet package

In addition to microchipping, she suggested pet house owners to retailer medicines and copies of medical information in a water-proof container.

According to The American Red Cross, your pet emergency package also needs to embrace:

  • sturdy leashes, harnesses and/or carriers to move pets safely and make sure that they’ll’t escape;
  • meals in an hermetic container, ingesting water, bowls, cat litter/pan, and a handbook can opener in case your pet eats canned meals;
  • present pictures of you along with your pet(s) in case they get misplaced. Since many pets look alike, it will assist to remove mistaken id and confusion.

Boynton mentioned have prepared between 72 hours and as much as every week value of pet meals in your emergency package.

Eliminate scary issues, sounds and smells

Make certain your pet is acquainted with the pet provider.

“So that if the pet has to be transported in that, it won’t be a new scary thing,” Boynton mentioned. “Oftentimes after disasters, the pet goes through a period of needing to gain recovery. When you are back in that familiar place at your home or your condo where the pet has lived. you want to be sure that you’re aware of new dangers that might be at eye and nose and paw areas.”

The Red Cross additionally means that pet house owners know which accommodations and motels alongside your evacuation route will settle for pets in an emergency. Call forward for reservations if you recognize it’s possible you’ll must evacuate. Ask if no-pet insurance policies might be waived in an emergency.

Read extra about Red Cross safety tips for traveling with your pet.

Find out about extra about making ready for any emergency at Be Ready Utah.


Dave & Dujanovic could be heard weekdays from 9 a.m. to midday. on KSL NewsRadio. Users can discover the present on the KSL NewsRadio web site and app, in addition to Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  

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