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How To Be Prepared

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How To Be Prepared For A Pet Emergency

Here are some general recommendations, from CVES, on how to be prepared in case of a pet emergency.

Keep several phone numbers conveniently located. These include:

  • Your primary care veterinarian

  • The closest pet emergency hospital

  • Animal poison control number 888-426-4435

Become familiar with the location of the nearest emergency clinic

Have a pet carrier available to transport your pet to the emergency clinic

Avoid prolonged periods of activity during extremely weather

Make sure your pet always has access to plenty of fresh water

Keep your pet under complete control when outside and not within a fenced area

Have a muzzle for your pet available in case your pet becomes injured and is in significant pain. Ask your primary care veterinarian how to apply a muzzle to your pet properly

Keep all medications out of reach of your pets