Hurricane Preparedness | Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared.

• Scissors for cutting out things matted into fur or for freeing your pet from entanglements
• Sterile eye wash (not contact lense solution)
• Tweezers to remove splinters or other foreign materials from wounds
• Tick removal tool which will reduce additional damage or infection during removal
• Ear wash (speak to your vet about which one would be best for you)
• Toe nail trimmer and styptic pencil for torn nails (cornstarch also work)
• QuikClot or similar to stop wounds from bleeding
• Tape (preferably 1″ white medical tape which is easy to tear and holds well
• Roll gauze for bandaging, as an aid to stop bleeding and as a padding for splints
• Vet Wrap is a conforming bandage wrap used over a telfa pad or roll gauze. It clings to itself and is semi-watertight
• Telfa pads are non-stick dressings for bandaging wounds
• Bandage scissors have a blunted blade and are easy to slip between the skin and bandage material without cutting the patient’s skin
• Antiseptic wash or wipes (non-stinging preparations such as chlorhexidine or betadine–rubbing alcohol is not good for open sores or wounds
• Antibiotic ointment can be used for minor skin wounds
• Vet prescribed pain relief (NSAID). Do NOT use human prescription or over-the-counter pain medications for pets. Some medications, like Tylenol are poisonous and may be fatal to pets
• Latex or plastic exam gloves
• A muzzle or materials to make a muzzle because even the most well-trained pets may bite when injured or afraid
• Thermometer
• Water-based lubricating jelly for use with rectal thermometers
• Ice and hot packs used to cool down skin after a burn or to keep an animal warm if hypothermic. Always use a cloth between the pack and the skin and check frequently for redness or irritation
• Extra towels, wash cloths and a blanket can be used for washing, keeping warm/cool, and if necessary, a way to transport the injured pet
• Diphenhydramine (a/k/a Benadry) for stings and allergic reactions. Check with your vet about proper dosage
• Syringe or large eye dropper to flush wounds or administer fluids by mouth.
• Phone numbers of your regular vet, emergency vet, animal control and animal poison control.
• Plastic or metal box to hold all of your supplies.

When hurricane season rolls around, it’s best to be prepared. Our animal clinic wants both you and your pet to be safe no matter what comes, so we’ve compiled this pet evacuation list to help in your preparation efforts.

• Pet food and bowl (at least three days worth in an airtight, waterproof container
• Water and bowl (at least three days worth in addition to the water you will need for yourself)
• Pet medications (in waterproof container) and copy of prescriptions
• Leashes and collars
• Pet carriers (labeled with your pet’s name and your contact information)
• Vaccination history (including rabies certificate – your pet should wear a collar with rabies tag and identification at all times)
• Medical history
• Photo of your pet(s) and microchip information for identification in case of separation
• Pet first aid kit
• Emergency contact numbers
• List of pet friendly hotels, shelters and boarding facilities
• Pet toys, pet beds and/or blankets
• Treats, litter box, litter scoop, dog poop bags, paper towels and trash bags

Kennels | Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital | Gulf Breeze, Florida

Hurricane Preparedness

Emergencies come in many forms, and they may require anything from a brief absence from your home to permanent evacuation. Each type of disaster requires different measures to keep your pets safe. The best thing you can do for yourself and your pets is to be prepared.

• Scissors for cutting out things matted into fur or for freeing your pet from entanglements
• Sterile eye wash (not contact lense solution)
• Tweezers to remove splinters or other foreign materials from wounds
• Tick removal tool which will reduce additional damage or infection during removal
• Ear wash (speak to your vet about which one would be best for you)
• Toe nail trimmer and styptic pencil for torn nails (cornstarch also work)
• QuikClot or similar to stop wounds from bleeding
• Tape (preferably 1″ white medical tape which is easy to tear and holds well
• Roll gauze for bandaging, as an aid to stop bleeding and as a padding for splints
• Vet Wrap is a conforming bandage wrap used over a telfa pad or roll gauze. It clings to itself and is semi-watertight
• Telfa pads are non-stick dressings for bandaging wounds
• Bandage scissors have a blunted blade and are easy to slip between the skin and bandage material without cutting the patient’s skin
• Antiseptic wash or wipes (non-stinging preparations such as chlorhexidine or betadine–rubbing alcohol is not good for open sores or wounds
• Antibiotic ointment can be used for minor skin wounds
• Vet prescribed pain relief (NSAID). Do NOT use human prescription or over-the-counter pain medications for pets. Some medications, like Tylenol are poisonous and may be fatal to pets
• Latex or plastic exam gloves
• A muzzle or materials to make a muzzle because even the most well-trained pets may bite when injured or afraid
• Thermometer
• Water-based lubricating jelly for use with rectal thermometers
• Ice and hot packs used to cool down skin after a burn or to keep an animal warm if hypothermic. Always use a cloth between the pack and the skin and check frequently for redness or irritation
• Extra towels, wash cloths and a blanket can be used for washing, keeping warm/cool, and if necessary, a way to transport the injured pet
• Diphenhydramine (a/k/a Benadry) for stings and allergic reactions. Check with your vet about proper dosage
• Syringe or large eye dropper to flush wounds or administer fluids by mouth.
• Phone numbers of your regular vet, emergency vet, animal control and animal poison control.
• Plastic or metal box to hold all of your supplies.

When hurricane season rolls around, it’s best to be prepared. Our animal clinic wants both you and your pet to be safe no matter what comes, so we’ve compiled this pet evacuation list to help in your preparation efforts.

• Pet food and bowl (at least three days worth in an airtight, waterproof container
• Water and bowl (at least three days worth in addition to the water you will need for yourself)
• Pet medications (in waterproof container) and copy of prescriptions
• Leashes and collars
• Pet carriers (labeled with your pet’s name and your contact information)
• Vaccination history (including rabies certificate – your pet should wear a collar with rabies tag and identification at all times)
• Medical history
• Photo of your pet(s) and microchip information for identification in case of separation
• Pet first aid kit
• Emergency contact numbers
• List of pet friendly hotels, shelters and boarding facilities
• Pet toys, pet beds and/or blankets
• Treats, litter box, litter scoop, dog poop bags, paper towels and trash bags

Kennels | Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital | Gulf Breeze, Florida

Please call us at (850) 932-6116 or email [email protected] for all of your pet health care needs.

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