Emergency planning for your pets
Due to COVID-19, our everyday life is much different than it was a month ago, and so is your pet’s. Pets are truly an essential part of the family for millions of people, and it’s important the entire family stays healthy during this time – both physically and mentally.
In a recent video, Jennifer Toof, Manager, Programs and Education, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, shared tips for emergency planning. These included veterinary care, alternative caregivers, and pet supplies.
Watch now for helpful tips on emergency planning!
Emergency check list
- Check in with your veterinarian. Most veterinary hospitals have modified hours of operation, and may have changed what services they are able to provide. It’s important you know who to call, where to go, and what you can expect when you arrive, in case of emergency, or for routine care.
- Identify someone – a trustworthy family member/neighbour/friend, who is willing to care for your pet in the event that you are no longer able to.
- Prepare a list of instructions for daily care, include contact information for the assigned caregiver. Ensure that this information is easily accessible to whomever may need to make arrangements on your behalf. Be sure to list any special care your pet requires, such as medications, specific diets, or other special needs
- Try to have a two–week supply of food, treats, or medications on hand at all times.
For more information on being prepared during this time with your pets, read our Pet Care Isolation Check List. Stay safe out there everyone!
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