Hurricanes, wildfires, mudslides … consider yourself lucky if you haven’t been affected by any of these things. With the first two impacting more than 15 percent of the nation’s population in 2017, according to FEMA, it’s more important than ever to be ready for a natural disaster. (For the record, having a flashlight in your kitchen cabinet is not a solid action plan.)
As we enter National Disaster Preparedness Month, take Us Weekly’s quiz to see how prepared you are, and visit the ASPCA’s website to learn how you can boost your pet’s safety long before alarm bells ring. The well-being of all your family members (furry or not) could depend on it.
To be even more prepared for emergencies, download the ASPCA’s free mobile app for additional resources, including pet medical records storage and advice on what to do with your beloved pet before, during and after an emergency. Even better: Data connectivity isn’t needed to access the tool.
Us Weekly articles and content are for informational purposes only. Nothing contained in Us Weekly articles and/or content is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, veterinary or professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you believe your pet may have a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.
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