Do you have a plan in place to protect your pets in the event of a wildfire?
Protecting Your Pets: Helpful Tips
Keep your beloved pets indoors as much as possible, and keep your windows closed.
Birds are especially vulnerable and should not be permitted outside when smoke or particulate matter is present.
If air quality alerts are in effect, limit your dogs and cats to brief bathroom breaks outside.
Avoid intense outdoor exercise during periods of poor air quality. Opt for light exercise when dust and smoke have settled.
Be sure to prepare a pet evacuation kit and include your animals in your disaster preparedness planning.
Creating a Pet Evacuation Kit:
It's important to have a pet evacuation kit ready in case of a disaster. Prepare the kit well ahead of time and keep it in an accessible, waterproof container near an exit. Here are a few things to consider packing. Click here to download a printable checklist courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Pet carrier for each pet
Two-week supply of food and water
Non-spill food and water bowls
Pet first-aid kit
Medications and dosing instructions
Car litter box and litter
Plastic bags for waste disposal
Toys and treats