Due to past flooding issues, Sabal Chase Animal Clinic will not accept any new boarding reservations for dogs during a storm watch or warning. We will, however board cats, as they do not need to be walked outdoors and are never housed in ground level kennels.
Stock up on food, especially prescription diets. We have been plagued with delivery and backorder issues this past year, and while we tend to stock extra food during storm season, things do not always go as planned. Feel free to call and ask us to set aside food for your pet if you cannot pick it up right away.
If your pet takes medication, be sure to pick up an extra supply.
Make sure your pet is microchipped and all information is current and correct.
Make sure your bottled water supply includes an adequate amount of water for your pets.
AFTER THE STORM
Bear in mind that fences and pool barriers are often the first things to blow away. Do not unblock the doggie door or release your pet into the yard until you have inspected the perimeter. Many dogs drown or get lost after storms for this reason.
Storms stir up nasty critters! Keep your pet current on heartworm, flea and tick prevention. And watch out for Bufo toads!
We know it's fun - but do not allow your dogs to play in standing water. It can host parasites and hide downed power lines.
Keep pets away from candles and other open flames. They can easily knock them down and start a fire.
Most importantly... Stay calm :-). Our pets take their cues from us, so the more we relax, the more they will relax.
Hurricane Tracking Sites we monitor
National Weather Service National Hurricane Center
Tropical Weather and Hurricane Tracking Map | Weather Underground