Pet Preparation for the Blizzard of 2013
Keep enough food and, if needed, medications for a few days.
Food? Check. Batteries? Check. Shovels and ice melt? Check. Fido and Fluffy? Hmmm?
In all the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Blizzard of 2013, Buddy Dog Humane Society reminds pet owners to not forget about preparing their furry family members.
First, stock up on your pets' necessities to last a few days, says Buddy Dog's Erin Stelmach.
"Make sure you have enough food to last a few days," she says. "If your dog or cat is on any prescriptions make sure you are stocked up on their medications, as well, because you won’t be able to get to the store to get them."
If you plan on walking your dog at any point of the storm, don't let them free.
"Make sure you keep your pet on a leash," Stelmach says. "Animals can easily run off into the snow whenever there are weather changes. It can upset them. Or they could go chase something and you don’t want your animal loose and being lost in a snowstorm."
She also advises to keep your cats indoors, too, because all pets can get frostbite.
"Watch where you are walking your pet because you can’t see what’s underneath the snow. They could step on something and get things on their paws."
In case of emergencies, there are three veterinaries in the area open 24 hours: