Victoria’s Advice to Reduce Pet Anxiety During Natural Disasters Like Hurricanes
As the images and news reports of the devastation continue to pour in this hurricane season, my heart goes out to those that have been affected. As a trainer and pet owner, I realize the importance of being prepared and making arrangements ahead of time should another hurricane hit. Here are five tips to minimize the anxiety and stress that inevitably accompany such disasters if you and your pets have to be separated for a period of time.
- Plan Ahead. Have an action plan in place.
- Reduce stress on you and your pet by knowing exactly where and when you’re going.
- Bring your pet’s bedding and/or sleeping crate along with any favorite toys.
- Make sure the shelter has an abundant supply of your pet’s favorite food and treats.
- Pack an unwashed article of your clothing with your scent so they have a touch of home.
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