Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Pet Talk

May 29, 2013

Disaster plans should include contingencies for pets

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“It is also important to heed all evacuation recommendations and orders,” said Bissett. “If the number of animals that you will be evacuating will require multiple trips, plan ahead and leave early."

Pet owners should remember to get help for their pets if they are injured during a disaster. In many cases, veterinary care is part of the state or local disaster response. “If help is not instantly available," said Bissett, "perform first aid until help arrives."

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Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University.

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