I am a BlogPaws Conference Sponsored Blogger on behalf of Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping Promote Pet Prepared, Hill’s Disaster Relief, and Clear the Shelters but Tamara Like Camera only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article.
In the show, the family all got out of the spreading fire, but the dad ran back in to save the family dog. As much as his family members didn’t want him to race back in, he couldn’t leave the dog behind. Similarly, I’ve been talking to my family lately about fire safety and having a plan that includes all of our pets. Right now, that’s a dog, a cat, and 11 chickens, and we care about all of them. When you make a family emergency plan, that includes ALL members of the family, like pets.
I am SO excited to be a BlogPaws Conference Sponsored Blogger. This ranks right up there with high honors for me. You all know I’m a blog lover, and an animal lover, and this is the perfect combination of both. I’m SUPER excited to learn important information, like I have been learning through Hill’s, pre-conference. When disaster strikes, pets are affected too. After Hurricane Katrina, FEMA established National Animal Disaster Preparedness day, after hundreds of thousands of pets were abandoned and displaced. Hill’s has joined for the last 5 years, with its nationwide network of shelter partners to promote awareness of NADPD and the importance of being #PetPrepared. Are you skilled at Pet Preparedness?
Hill’s and the network of shelters encourage families to prepare a Pet Emergency Go-Kit, and include pets in family emergency preparedness plans. If you have pet adoption on your radar, it’s important to factor safety in. You can view the entire Pet Emergency Go-Kit and learn more tips about disaster preparedness and safety at HillsPet.com/PetPrepared.
1 – Build a Pet Emergency Go-Kit and store it with the rest of your family’s emergency preparations.
2 – Have basic first aid supplies, a 3-day supply of bottled water, and the pet’s food, held in a waterproof container.
3 – Have a safety harness and leash, as well as waste clean-up supplies.
4 – Keep medications and a copy of the pet’s medical records in the kit. You should have a list of veterinarians and local pet care organizations. Also, keep a list of the pet’s feeding routine and any behavior issues.
5 – Keep comfort items, such as a blanket or favorite toy, to help keep the pet calm and comfortable.
Hill’s Disaster Relief Network responds quickly to supply free pet food to families in need when communities are hit hard by disaster. This is a first-of-its-kind network, and it was established in 2013 as an extension of Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love® program. And stay tuned, because I’ll be talking about that soon! In the last 5 years, Hill’s Disaster Relief Network has delivered over 280,000 pounds of free food to nearly 300 organizations across the country in response to more than 70 disasters, including floods, tornados, mudslides, and the devastating hurricanes and wildfires last year.
“Planning ahead is the best way for families to ensure that all members of their family, including pets, are ready to face an emergency,” said Joanna Fuller. She oversees Hill’s Pet Nutrition Food, Shelter & Love® program. “Creating a pet emergency go- kit beforehand can relieve some of the stress families experience and keep pets safe when disasters strike. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of cats and dogs that are hurt, displaced or abandoned when communities are impacted by disaster.” Now I’m curious to hear from my readers. Is your family #PetPrepared? If not, it’s time to start!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The opinions and text are all mine.