Are your animals as safe as you think? Join the Pledge!

I posted this a few weeks ago, but think it is important enough to mention again.   As the holidays approach, our lives tend to be even more hectic than usual.  But just as now is the time to check those batteries in your smoke detectors, it’s also a great time to ensure your personal Pet Safety Plan, is in place.   Maybe you recently moved, changed names, or forgot to post that list behind the door for emergency personnel (if they ever need to enter your home, and quickly rescue all your animals). Confidently face the holidays knowing you have done everything you can to ensure your animal’s health and safety in the exciting New Year, 2015!

I challenge YOU to have these 8 ESSENTIAL tasks every animal guardian needs, complete, before January 1, 2015!  Join me in taking THE PLEDGE to complete these small steps, that each of us knows we need to do, but have yet chosen to make a priority (or maybe you already have, you super star)!

Thank you for taking good care of me!

Thank you for taking good care of me!

And as an added incentive, to show how important I really think this is, everyone who helps spread the word, and joins me, to complete their plan before the end of the year, will receive a $10 Coupon from me!  Use the coupon anytime in 2015 towards services, or tickets to one of my events!

Come on, what do you have to lose?  It is all things we animal lovers have to do anyway, so take a minute, go through the items below,  and agree to join me to take the Pledge.  Help me, help you, make 2015 the best and brightest year yet with you and your animal friends!

 

The 8 Step Essential Animal Safety Plan by DrQ:

 

 

 

  1. Have a current name tag for every animal in your care, affixed to a collar, halter, carrier, or other appropriate place.

  2. Post a sign in an obvious location with a complete list of all animals, including their name, description,  location of their leash, halter, carrier, and most likely place to find them, if they are hiding in an emergency.

  3. Make sure you animals are taught well enough to travel.  Ensure that they can be found, handled, and safely transported, in an emergency.  Join a training class if necessary.

  4. Have a personalized Disaster Preparedness Plan, that describes what should happen with each pet in any and all emergencies, most likely to affect you.  Discuss it with each member of your family.

  5. Make preparations in your Will for what will happen to each one of your animals, if something should happen to you, first.

  6. Have a first aid kit for your animals, which contains at the very least 1) some bandage material, and 2) some pain medication appropriate for the species.

  7. Ensure each one of your animals is seen by a veterinarian at least once in the next 12 months, to ensure their good health and maximize longevity.  Have them spayed or neutered, if not already.

  8. Ensure your animal is a good citizen!  Read about Dog Bite Prevention.  Address any and all issues which may compromise the ability of someone to provide care for your animal, or which might cause annoyance, or even harm , to someone else.

    Questions or problems with completing any of these tasks?  We are here to help! Call us TODAY and schedule your consultation!

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