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Prepare Your Family & Pets For The Unexpected: Better Be Safe Than Sorry

Dog and Cat With BabyWe’ve all heard the saying that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. In life, we are placed in situations that we do not expect, and if we are not prepared, we have to be ready to face consequences. Situations such as natural disasters, illnesses, and untoward incidents may happen to you, family and your pets. So if you are prepared for the unexpected, you will have an easier time dealing with problems if you know how to handle them.

Here are some things that you can do to prepare for different situations:

In your car

Car Seat and Pet Carrier In OneCar accidents are one of the major causes of death and injuries. If you travel using your car, keep babies and pets restrain using car seat and / or harness. That way you prevent pet’s injuries in case of sudden stop or an accident.  You yourself are safer as the pet on back seat  will not fly and heart you if you have to stop suddenly. Make sure that you do maintenance and check if all parts of the car are running the way they should. It is best if you bring your vehicle to an expert who can determine if it is safe for driving. Always fill your gas tank, and have tools handy in your trunk. You’ll never know when you’re going to have a flat tire or other types of car trouble.

During natural disasters

Soft Pet CarriersTyphoons, storms, hurricanes, and snowstorms can leave you stranded at home. Be prepared for a natural disaster to make sure that you and your family and pets can survive. Keep blankets, food (human and pets), and water handy at all times. Make sure that you have an area in your home where you can keep your family safe, and have the dog and cat kennel (wire or soft)ready in that area, food and water, any medicine if needed and favorite toy. Furthermore, keep a supply of batteries and make sure that your gadgets are charged before disaster strikes. Put on the window and door a note about the number of cats and / or dogs inside, in case of evacuation. Do have collar with tag ID and vaccination on each pet.

At work

Disaster can also strike at work, even if you do not work with heavy machinery and tools. Make sure that you prepare yourself by knowing where the fire extinguishers are, reading policies, and knowing the evacuation plan. If you have company-wide emergency drills, listen and understand what you have to do in any type of situation. Knowing these things will help save your life.

For pets

We all know that having a pet takes a lot of hard work. If you have a pet, it is recommended to get pet insurance, so that you won’t have to worry about spending a lot of money if ever you experience emergencies. Talk to your pet insurance provider before purchasing insurance and make sure that you have all the details correct before making any decisions. Keep your pets healthy and happy while not having to worry about your expenses.

Everyday situations

Unexpected incidents can happen at any time. For everyday situations, make sure you have an emergency kit with you at all times. For instance, if you have allergies, make sure that you always carry your medicines with you. Other useful things to have with you everyday include extra cash, snacks, a charger or battery pack, and your mobile phone.

Whatever life throws at you, you have to be ready to face them. There is no doubt that you will be experiencing things that you never thought would come your way, which is why it is always important to be prepared for the unexpected at all times.

Taking Care of Your Dog in Winter

Caring for pets in winterStaying warm this winter season (and every winter) is a must, not only for us humans. During winter , it’s best to keep your pets warm to avoid unnecessary trips to the veterinary clinic. So what is it that you can do for your pets in winter?

There are a few ways on how to keep your furry friends safe, healthy and warm all throughout winter. All it takes is a bit commonsense with some  online searching and card swiping, and you’re on your way to having energetic and happy pets this season.

Automatic Pet Feeder

If you’re out for the most of the day,  you’re going out for dinner with your loved ones, always leave for your pets  fresh water. For longer trips or those who are easy to forget, get an automatic pet feeder to allow a certain amount of food, dispensed at the right time you set.

Self Heated Pet Bed

You don’t need an electric-powered bed to heat the area where your pets sleep. There are self-heating beds available out there that rely on the body heat that your pets release. The fabric of the self-heating bed captures the body heat of your pets in the fleece lining.Another way to heat your pet’s bed is to use a safe and microwavable heating pad that you can hide under the blankets. Pop these heating pads in the microwave and give your pets a goodnight’s sleep.

Pet Sweater or Coat

Winter dog sweaterDog clothes like knitted sweaters are fashion forward items for your furry ones! Even though your pets are already covered with fur or hair, the temperature might prove to be too much for puppies, small , groomed short and sick or senior dogs to bear. Cozy them up with knitted sweaters that are readily available in variety of sizes, colors and patterns. There are many designs to choose from  for all types of pets and pet owners taste. If you want a more personalized approach, you can have your pet name monogram on a sweatshirt  for very reasonable price.  Depending on your dog breed and place of living, you can find  dog parka, puff vest etc.

Boots

If you’re planning to take your pet for a walk to explore the snow, make sure that he’s equipped with proper boots that can protect his paws from the icy ground or ice melters.  Choose booties with rubber sole that warm up their paws and keeps them from slipping when running across ice.

Protect your dog from burns

Just like any of us, our pets too like to seek heat during winter months. They like to snuggle too close to heating sources. So, keep your pet away from heating resources like fireplace, space heaters and lamps. All these precautions will keep your heat-seeking pal out of harms.

These are just some of the things that you can buy to keep your furry friends warm all throughout the winter. There are also a number of veterinary supplies available online that can ensure that they’re up and ready for the cold season.