Non-toxic, permanently removes worst stains and odors
and prevents them from returning.
Safe for pets and kids.
You can buy it at any store.
This influenza spreads fast when dogs are exposed to other dogs.
The virus was discovered in 2004.
Contaminated objects, kennel surfaces, water and food bowls,
leashes, and collars--this virus can remain alive on surfaces
up to 48 hours, on clothing for 24 hours, on the hands for 12 hours.
Wash your hands
Each time you handle your dog and if you have contact with urine,
feces, saliva, blood, when you arrive and leave the house, and
after cleaning out cages.
Consult your veterinarian to determine whether your dog should
have the flu vaccine.
How to protect pets during Hurricane Season
Take your pet with you!
Keep all of the pets in the house in case you have to evacuate in a hurry.
Using a harness is more secure than neck collars. Add another
ID tag, rabies tag, etc., to the harness. Microchip your pets.
In an emergency situation, more hotels are open to pets. Check
out the Hurricane Center for a list of shelters that accept pets.
Check out www.FloridaPets.net's
If you go to a shelter that accepts pets, be sure you bring your pets
in crates. Train your pet to use a crate at home. Trying to have your pet
get used to the crate at the shelter will be to stressful for your pet.
Get a wagon or a dolly and strap down the crates with bungee
cords so it is easy to pull along.
Supplies you need to bring with you
Proof of current vaccinations--only copies--and medical records, put them
all in a waterproof container. Put away as much water as you can.
Be sure you have three weeks of pet food, bowls, and manual can opener.
Talk to your vet about having three weeks of drugs supplies.
Keep a current photos of your animals on your property.
Bring cat litter box, extra litter and scooper.
Bring pets beds, blanket, and toys.
If your pet initially does not eat, stressed animals often avoid food. Don't
To comfort your dog: Do not pick your dog up or display affection--it will
freak him/her out. Act like nothing's wrong. Do not yell or punish your
dog. Try to give him/her a treat and play with his/her favorite toys.
Try the Natural Bach Original Flower Essences, called Rescue Remedy
Natural Stress Relief. It's all plants and it will calm any animal without
any side effects. You can purchase it at the Natural Food Store or Pet Store.
Melatonin will calm some pets--talk to your vet about what brand and
dosage to give your pet. Melatonin is sold over-the-counter.
You can also wrap your dog in ACE bandages, a towel or sweatshirt.
Wrap around chest apply gentle pressure. When wearing any of thiese items, never leave your pet unattended.
Never leave your dog unattended with a "Thunder-shirt" on--they can get themselves caught trying to take it off.
If none of these work, consult your vet.
Tips from Cesar Millan YouTube
How to help your dog get over its fear of noises.
How to keep dogs physically and mentally fit
Walking, jogging, ball fetching, agility, Frisbee, etc.
Be sure your dog gets enough exercise each day--it
helps the dog to prevent destructive or hyper behavior.
Exercise helps the dog's cardiovascular system, strengthens
bones, improves mood, improves sleep, tones muscles,
and prevents obesity. It is good to exercise with your dog--you
can both benefit and keep healthy. Pace yourselves and be sure
you warm up first. Before you start exercising allow ample time
for the dog to relieve itself. When you are finished exercising,
give your dog a chance to go potty and sniff around.
Caution: do not allow your dog to overexert itself.
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