Monday, May 11, 2009

Post Exchange - Floods and Disaster Planning

Disaster planning is becoming a big thing in recent years, there are seminars, kits you can buy, and other ways to prepare yourself. Or perhaps it is simply that I have only just recently began paying attention to this topic? I'm not sure which it is, but I do know that every dog owner out there should have a disaster plan.

What do you do in the event of a natural disaster such as a flood?

Do you know what damage may occur if you were to have a flood in your home? Some things you may have to deal with after a flood will be: water damage, flood cleanup, water removal, flood damage and wet carpets (and other furniture). There are companies out there that will help you deal with flood damage and if you are ever in this situation, you should explore your options.

In addition to damage that may occur to your home, there may be problems associated with your pets. You really should have a disaster plan for your dog and other animals. If there were to be a flood, what would you do? Who would you call? If you weren't able to go home for a few days, is there someone nearby like a neighbour that you could ask to feed your pets? Will they eat? Will they drink (ok, maybe something you won't have to worry about in a flood!)? Will they drown? Will they be safe?

As a pet owner, these are the questions that you need to be prepared to answer. You are responsible for your pets and their safety so it is your responsibility to ensure they are safe in any given situation.
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Splash said...

I think everyone should be prepared to evacuate every family member and pet and live out of your car for a few days. That pretty much means if you don't have crates in your car for all your dogs, you need to get on that. If your car isn't big enough, you need to reconsider what you are driving. It's tough, but it is part of being responsible to your animals.

If you need advice on what crate to buy, take my advice and get a Kennel-Aire. Read why here.

& I am not a Kennel-Aire salesman :)

Splash said...

I should add that Kennel-Aire now sells their products directly to folks like us on eBay. Seller id is "kennel-aire". I have purchased three crates from them on eBay and they have been excellent.

BTW thanks for visiting my blog, hardly anyone does! Pretty much I can say any crazy thing without sanction so that is nice.