Posted on August 31, 2014
National Disaster Preparedness Month: Send Me Your Good Ideas in Exchange for a Chance to Win a Book!
Today marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month. Whether you live in the land of earthquakes, fires, floods, tornadoes, or hurricanes here is your reminder to reassess just how prepared you will be should a disaster strike. And, such preparedness must extend beyond the humans in the household to all the critters under your care, from the cats to the cows and the hamsters to the horses.
I invite you to provide me with your best disaster preparedness tip(s) live link “provide me with your best tip(s)” to public post site related to caring for your animals. Also, please describe the type of natural catastrophe most likely to occur in your neck of the woods.
In exchange for your disaster preparedness tip, I will enter your name in a drawing to receive a free copy of Speaking for Spot or Your Dog’s Best Health (the choice will be yours). If you are not the winner, do not despair. I will be glad to provide you with the book of your choice at a deeply discounted price.
Here’s an example of what I’m looking for:
When I lived in northern California, the natural disasters most likely to occur were earthquakes (any time of year) and fires (particularly this time of year). As part of my disaster preparation I made sure that my horse trailer was always hooked up to my truck and turned in the appropriate direction so as to make a quick departure with my horses should the need arise. Part of my personal preparedness plan was moving to western North Carolina where the most common natural disasters (lightning strikes and falling trees) create a bit less angst for me.
Send your live links to the public comments for this post, and send as many ideas to me as you like. Together let’s assemble a comprehensive list of preparedness tips.
Nancy Kay, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Author of Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life
Author of Your Dog’s Best Health: A Dozen Reasonable Things to Expect From Your Vet
Recipient, Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award
Recipient, American Animal Hospital Association Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award
Recipient, Dog Writers Association of America Award for Best Blog
Recipient, Eukanuba Canine Health Award
Recipient, AKC Club Publication Excellence Award
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