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Pet Preparedness

Pet Preparedness

There are kits and plans that are made in times of fire, earthquake, or emergency situations for people, but what about our pets? Here are some tips:

Identification is important:

A collar and I.D. with your pets name, address and cell phone number will help return your pet faster. If the collar comes off and is destroyed, microchipping can increase the chances of finding your pet.

 

Safe Haven:

Not every hotel/motel is pet friendly and not every shelter may have room for our pets. Call ahead and see which hotels accept pets. Another alternative is seeing if friends and family in the immediate area can shelter your pets. Veterinary clinics and kennels may be another good option as well.

In case you're not home:

Think about having a family member or friend who is familiar with your pet and home take over care. A spare key can be made so that they have access and make sure that they know where food and supplies are in the house. 

If you need to evacuate:

You and your family are important and that includes your fur babies. Even if you may think that you may be gone for a few hours please take your pets because plans can change. Keep your dogs on a leash or crate and your cats crated. This is a stressful time and your pets can become fearful and try to escape. 

If you plan on staying home:

Make shelter in your home. Close off small spaces, bring your pets indoors and, if you can, designate a safe room or large closet with all of your emergency supplies. Care after a disaster: Please try to keep at least 5 days of food for your pets, bowls for food and water, bed and toys to keep them calm and medications for pets that need them.

Remember:

Our pets can become scared and disoriented which can cause behavioral problems. After a disaster it is best to return them back to their normal routine. If their behavior starts to worsen or if they start to show physical signs o distress please bring them into your local veterinarian.

These are general ideas of preparedness planning. For more information visit: Humanesociety.org/disaster

 

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Saturday, 11 July 2020

With the recent shelter-in-place order issued for our community, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are open and here for you and your pet!

However with the safety of our clients, patients and employees in mind, our lobby will be closed until further notice. Veterinary services will remain available during our normal business hours with a few adjustments to how we receive you and your pet, including:

Appointments & Medication/Food Pickup

Upon arriving at the clinic, please remain in your vehicle and contact us via phone @ 209-477-4841 to let our team know you have arrived. A team member will then meet you at your vehicle to escort your pet inside for the appointment and/or deliver any products you need to pick up. Payments can be made over the phone, from your vehicle.

We ask that no one who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus enter the facility at this time.

Refill Requests

To submit a medication or food refill request, please contact us via phone, email or online refill request form. We will contact you when your refill is ready and deliver it to your vehicle upon your arrival.


Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for helping us keep our community safe!

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