Countless companion animals suffered during last year's hurricane season and many lost their lives because of a lack of planning. Help your clients think ahead about emergencies.
The likelihood that your clients and their pets will survive an emergency, such as a fire or flood, tornado or terrorist attack, depends largely on the emergency planning done today, states a bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. To assist in that planning, the department is making a new brochure available: "Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now." Use this brochure and other tools to make sure clients are doing all they can to keep their pets safe. Among the recommendations that you can pass on:
Want more? Download the brochure from the Homeland Security Web site, www.ready.gov, or call (800) 237-3239.
Veterinary Economics Editorial Advisory Board member Bob Levoy is a seminar speaker based in Roslyn, N.Y., who focuses on profitability and practice growth, and the author of 101 Secrets of a High-Performance Veterinary Practice (Veterinary Medicine Publishing Co., 1996).