If you plan to remain where you are when a storm passes, you must ensure that your dog is protected. If the dog is an outdoor dog, bring the dog indoors where it is safe. If the dog house is mobile and can be moved, bring the dog house inside your home. After all, you wouldn't want your dog to be homeless now would you? Your dog is made up of flesh and blood, he will need to eat and drink. stock up on enough dog food and store clean water for your dog. Do not tie your dog on any leash and leave the animal outside during a storm, not only is that considered animal abuse, it would be downright cruel. If your dog is ill during a storm passage, ensure that you have any medication ready, weather is be from the vet or home remedy.
Twisters can be extremely dangerous and devastating. If a tornado is heading your way the first thing you should kick in is protecting life. If you plan to stay underground during a tornado, ensure that your dog is by your-side. Pack dog supplies in a basement as you would food for yourself. Never leave your dog out in a tornado. Remember, dogs don't fly, birds do.
This is a no brainer. Forest fires are dangerous because they spread quickly and destroy massive amounts of greenery and houses quickly. Smoke emitted from these fires travel miles and enter your homes and community making it unsafe to live even if the fire itself does not reach there. Dogs have very sensitive noses, the smoke from the forest fire will affect your dog long before you even notice there is a fire. The precaution is very simply when a forest fire occurs. If you have enough time, move out your furniture and store them someplace safe. Then pack your clothes, food for yourself and your dog and clear out until the fire gets under control from those brave firefighters.
Earthquakes are a bit tricky, as you really cannot prepare for an earthquake no matter how strong you decide to build your home, no matter how strong is your apartment. Once a quake moves your foundation, the rest is history. When a earthquake begins, the best option is to really grab your dog and open your door and find a strong table to go under to protect yourself from falling materials. The reason for opening your door is that after a strong earthquake, many people get trapped inside their homes because door ways become blocked and they are unable to lift heavy fallen materials such as wood or concrete which made up the roof. You must also remember that utilities can go down after an earthquake and you must always have food and water indoors to last at least a week. Always have food for your dog stocked and ensure you always have good batteries stocked and ready to pop in those flashlights.
The snow is nice, but too much snow is never nice. Before the snowstorm hits, get all the essentials you may need to keep yourself and your dog warm and cozy until the storm ends. You must acquire enough food to last your and your dog for at least two weeks. Get yourself batteries, and a lantern. Ensure that your get thick blankets for your dog to keep warm during the snowstorm. Get yourself a nice doggy adventure book like "The 10 Nationalities of Peripat The Dog" kick back, lift your feet up, have a nice warm cup of coffee and begin to enjoy your eBook.
- Food for at least a week (dog and man)
- Clean drinking water (dog and man)
- Flashlight and Battery
- First Aid Kit