It is hard to imagine your pets experiencing an emergency, but the reality is that everything from a natural disaster to an accident can result in major health concerns for your family pet. A major emergency may put you in a situation where you cannot directly care for your pet, or find anyone able to provide help. Pet urgent care should be a priority for pet owners. If you are looking for pet care services in Vancouver, WA, Companion Pet Clinic is ready to assist you.
Keeping many supplies on hand may be all the risk mitigation that a pet owner requires. Some pets require little more than food and water to stay happy and healthy, and a six-month supply of pet food is usually available from pet stores. Other emergency supplies to consider may include cat litter, dog waste bags, and toys. Consider stocking up a month's worth of backup supplies in the event you cannot reach a pet store.
Medication and Vaccines
In the event of an emergency, access to medication for your pet may be limited. Pet owners should understand not only what medications their pets need, but how much to have on hand if they do not have access to veterinary services. Since pet vaccines can only be administered by professionals, owners should make sure new pets are quickly vaccinated and a schedule is established to keep them immunized into the future. Some medication can be kept for longer periods without concern, so setting up a pet medicine cabinet at home can be a good way to minimize risk.
Create A Plan
Pet care has become so mundane that we rarely think twice about it: take your dog or cat to the vet once a year for checkups and shots, and that's all there is to it. Nevertheless, the mundane may become impossible in the event of an emergency, which is why pet owners should create plans for emergencies. Plan how to get your pet treatment if your primary provider cannot give it, plan a place or person who can take care of your pet if you cannot, and plan how to give your pet the quality of life they deserve if you are incapacitated.
Pet Urgent Care in Vancouver, WA
At Companion Pet Clinic, we have years of experience providing pet owners in Vancouver, WA with pet urgent care services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (360) 254-8811.