NCVMA podcast: Hurricane Preparedness for your pets

by | Jun 12, 2013

Puppies in an evacuation shelter.

Last week’s tropical storm may have caused mostly minor headaches, but North Carolina is no stranger to weather events that cause substantial damage and uproot lives for days, weeks or even months at a time. It’s important to prepare your home and your farm for disasters. It’s equally important to plan for your furry and feathered family members. Planning ahead makes the entire process of evacuating less stressful for everyone, especially in cases where quick evacuation is needed, such as flash flooding, tornado or wildfires.

The N.C. Veterinary Medical Association recently talked with NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division veterinarians Jimmy Tickel and Mandy Tolson about hurricane preparedness for pets. Take a listen to their podcast below and start planning an emergency kit for your entire family.

[Audio:http://info.ncagr.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/EDITEDHurricanePreparednessFINAL2.mp3|titles=NCVMA podcast: Hurricane preparedness for your pets]

You can find more great animal-related podcasts and videos from the NCVMA’s website.