Here’s 4 steps you can take to keep your pets safe before, during, and after a flood.

Over the past week or so, our country has been slowly recovering from the insane amount of devastation caused by the recent floods. In addition to the tens of thousands who lost their homes and possessions, the number of human casualties, along with the animal lives lost in the flood, was even sadder, with many pet owners having to leave their pets behind. Get help.

With the flood expected to return within the week, this left many pet owners in fear of what would happen to their furry-loving children should they escape again at the last minute from their homes. So, in recognition of this cause, Royal Canin (which you might know as the company that makes pet food) They came with their own Guidance on how pet owners care for their pets during a flood. This is what they are…

1. Prepare your pets, pet food, and important documents before the storm.

Prepare Gary before it rains.

As the popular saying goes, “sediakan payung sebelum hujan”. But in this case, it may be better for you to prepare more than just an umbrella.

first, Pet owners should ensure that their pets wear appropriate identification cards; Having a collar on your pet cat/dog with your details and your pet’s details will help you in case you ever get separated from your pet. This can help you locate your pet or help the rescuer who found your pet locate it You areSo the two of you can be reunited once the storm subsides.

Don’t want to have a lot of metal tags? You can even choose MYKAD kato/dojo. Very beautiful!! Pic of Bao Life Matters.

Pet owners should also ensure that their pets have already been vaccinated. But if you’re not, Royal Canin suggests vaccinate them against leptospirosis, which can affect both humans and animals. Because leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be found in rat urine, and can contaminate water (which can be bad, if you are literally in the middle of a flood).

It is also important to note that floods can last for weeks or even longer. Therefore, to make sure that your pet does not end up hungry And you think you’re just a giant, yummy hot dog talkingAnd Get stock of pet food and medicineIn addition to your food and medication. And who knows? If you find yourself in a situation similar to the one experienced by one of our writers, the cat food you bought for Oyen could end up saving your life.

But stay calm and don’t panic! GIF from Suburban Turmoil.

The moment it looks like a storm is about to form, pet owners should do it Quickly put all important documents for their pets such as vaccination records and vet details in an airtight, waterproof bag, Along with a picture of their pet, too (just in case). If you do not have this in your possession, Tupperware seems to work too. Oh, and don’t forget to do that with your important documents too, k?

2. Keep your pets away from the water.

Meme from Imgflip.

Bath time with your furry friend might be fun, but swimming in the middle of a flood with your pet dog struggling to stay afloat isn’t. If you are trying to take a look and get help, Avoid taking your pets with you Exposing them to flood waters can pose serious health risks.

Flood water can be highly contaminated with all kinds of toxic waste and bacteria, so your pet Must not Drink any of the flood waterEven if there is no other source of water. Regardless of pollution, water from floods and torrential rains will keep your pet incredibly cool and humid, resulting in It puts them at risk of suffering from skin damage and even hypothermia.

And for the love of all good things, Please don’t assume that your pets can swim. More so when combined with windy weather and strong currents.

We know it’s called a doggy paddle, but not all dogs can paddle. GIF from Giphy.

the most important, If any of your pets fall into the flood, don’t jump after them Because it may also put you at risk. Flood currents can be strong, and they can end up washing you away. Your own safety remains the highest priority. Leave the rescue to the emergency services or lifeguards on the boats.

3. If you Owns To leave your pets behind, make sure they are accessible.

Realistically, if you have to evacuate your home due to a flood emergency, there is a chance that you will have to leave your pets behind. Although this can be intimidating and uncertain, the best thing a pet owner can do is to do it Improve the chances of their pets to survive as much as possible.

First of all, the most important thing to remember is not to leave your pet inside carriers or cages unattended, as this will leave him trapped and unable to save himself. instead of, Release them and place them higher Most likely to remain dry (such as on the roof or upstairs), with plenty of food and water.

before leaving, Leave a note on the door, windows, or anywhere it can be seen to inform emergency services that pets are indoors. If you have relatives, friends, or even just a neighbor, also tell them that you will be leaving your pets at home so that they can rescue your pets when the opportunity presents itself.

4. When the storm subsides, it’s all about recovery.

If you ever happen to be separated from your furry baby, It’s time to start searching. If you leave them back in your house, they will probably still be there. But if they weren’t, they might have been saved. Don’t eat though! There are a number of social media groups created to reconnect lost pets with their ownersand identification of your pet should be able to help rescuers contact you.

A quick search on facebook may take you to some of these groups.

Once be able to reunite your pets, It is important to bring them immediately to the vet for a medical examination and to get treatment if necessary. Although it may not seem obvious, your pet’s trip to safety may have hurt him by mistake. Therefore, a quick visit to a nearby vet will be able to make sure that your pet is healthy and not suffering from any internal harm.

Like humans, animals are also susceptible to trauma and stress. Because they are unable to speak, the stress is manifested through their actions and in the worst case … by affecting the health of the animal. Pet owners should closely monitor the behavior of their pets and bring them to a veterinarian The moment something seems to be “off”.

Do you need help but don’t know how to get it? These places may help.

Alternatively, Malaysians Small Animal VetThe Nationality Association (MSAVA), the Malaysian Veterinary Medical Association (MAVMA), and University Putra Malaysia (UPM) also have Hosted mobile clinics that provide medical care for animals free of charge.

Previously stationed in Taman Sri Muda, Shah Alam until 27th of this month. So, we called them and found out Their next stop will likely be in Taman Sri Nanding, Hulu Langat which was badly affected by the floods. The mobile clinic will be stationed there During the weekend, from 9 am to 6 pm.

Rescue workers and pet owners can also Contact MAVMA at 012-612 7101 for more details.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *