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Jun 09, 2022
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GEAR UP FOR SUMMER!

Jun 09, 2022
From road trips to lake trips to just heading down to the beach, summer is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year, especially when we're with our four-legged best friends. As gorgeous as summer can be, we tend to forget it can also be the season of wildfires, flooding and other natural disasters. In honor of Pet Preparedness Month, we’re here with tips on what to pack for your pet in case of an emergency or natural disaster.

Shelf Stable Food

Shelf-stable foods are your best option for emergency food supply. It is nonperishable and can stay good for weeks, months or years at room temperature. Freeze-Dried and Air-Dried pet food, such as Stella & Chewy’s Raw Coated Food or ZIWI Air-Dried Food, go through an air-drying process to remove moisture and are immediately packaged in a sterile, airtight bag to avoid spoilage and elongate its shelf-life.
 
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Accessories

Consider packing essential accessories you would need for your pet. Crucial items include an extra dog tag, copy of their vaccinations and a pet first aid kit. However, broadening the scope to mimic your pet's routine can help make their current situation feel more familiar and comfortable. Think in terms of what you absolutely must use on a daily basis. Items to consider would include something to serve your pet food, like these Stainless Steel Portable Bowls. Additionally, have an extra set of your pet’s harness and leash and of course, poop bags to avoid stinky situations. These options would be considered necessary, but it’s vital to consider the specific needs of your pet and pack accordingly.

Toys

Pack a few toys to help keep your pet entertained and occupied. Options like our Lantern Dog Toy or Squirrel Plush Toy can keep your pup from getting anxious. Plus, playtime can serve a little joy and fun during a stressful time.

Water and Treats 

Don’t forget to pack basic necessities humans and pets need alike, such as water and snacks. A Healthy Spot recommendation for treats to pack would be MIND BODY BOWL Treats. They are packed with protein and essential nutrients to ensure your pet is getting what they need to stay strong and healthy.

Repellents

The last thing you should be worrying about during a high-stress time are fleas and ticks. Protect your pets from harmful pests by packing a repellent to keep their skin and fur fresh and avoid annoying skin irritations. Products like Wondercide Flea and Tick Spray are the perfect size to pack for when you're on the go.

CBD and Hemp

Just like humans, our pets are prone to anxiety, fear and pain. One way to help your pet relax during high-stress times is to provide them with specially formulated and high-quality CBD or Hemp products. These products may help reduce your pet’s anxiety and can be beneficial if they are sensitive to loud noises and change. Learn more by reading our Benefits Of CBD and Hemp Blog or head to your local Spot and speak to a team member to help you choose the best product for your pet’s individual needs.

 

Don't wait until it's too late. Although we hope you never have to deal with such crises, we want to ensure you have everything you need to keep your pet safe in the case of a natural disaster. Preparing ahead of time can ease your worries and may be life-saving during an emergency. Not only will you be grateful you did, but your beloved fur bestie will be, too!
 
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