Pet emergencies can happen when we least expect it. Just like humans take measures to be prepared for an emergency, it is also a good idea to take these measures for your furry loved one.
- Make sure you keep the phone number of your emergency veterinarian next to phone or in another easily visible place. Our phone number at Memphis Animal Emergency is(901) 278-3333. It’s also smart to keep the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control number handy: (888) 426-4435.
- Equip your pet with two forms of identification in case he gets separated from you. A standard collar ID tag enables quick identification by almost anyone. A microchip ID beneath the skin means your pet can still be identified with the aid of a special scanner even if the ID tag has come off.
- Prepare your household for a veterinary emergency by stocking up on bandages, antiseptics, and any other first-aid products our emergency veterinarian recommends for your pet.
- Prepare your household financially for the cost of a sudden veterinary emergency. You can do this by maintaining an emergency savings account, applying for a medical credit plan, or purchasing pet insurance.
- Plan how to evacuate your family (including your pets) quickly and efficiently in case of a disaster. Determine in advance which Memphis accommodations will accept pets.
Just like you must prepare you and your human family for the event of an unforeseen emergency, it is imperative to take these measures for your pet as well. Being prepared could save precious minutes, as well as financial headache. In the event of an emergency, give us a call or visit us in our centralized location in Midtown Memphis.