Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by ghggp, May 25, 2020.
I ran across this and thought it might be a great article to share...
Yes, I took care of a few folks in my career who were in the hospital and worried to death about their pets at home.....and this crisis has shown us how fast something can strike. Thanks Gloria for the practical reminder.
Thanks for sharing Glroia, gives people something to think about, especially in times like these.
I actually have a 2 page write up on my pets - I did it years ago for my pet sitter and just update it once in a while. I have personality things, food things, potty things, play things all listed. I keep it taped tot he cabinet of our basement since most 'regulars' arrive through our garage and basement.
I also highly suggest having fire alert stickers on front back and sides of the house for pets in the home.
Never hurts to be prepared.....
Great addition to add the stickers! I have them too.
I believe I got them on eBay years ago.
If you have a monitored security system, be sure to let the company know you have pets in the house. They will notify the first responders.
Excellent point, Ricky!
As someone who spent a lot of time in and out of hospital, having a list and knowing who to call is really critical. I can tell you there are no back up services and most hospital staff will not do anything to help your animals. I keep the lists on the side of my fridge - I don't have family around so it was sometimes a stranger who went in, on the fridge is the easiest place.
Also, I don't know about where you guys live, but over here we have 'Medicare cards' which are usually the first thing hospitals want to see. I've put a sticker on it with my allergies and also 'I have pets at home'. Thinking about it, I should probably have an emergency contact for the pets with it. I did this after a friend was hit by a car when walking her dog and never regained consciousness. She'd made no preparations and left no info so I had to do a lot of research. It was lucky the dog was with her at the time because it would have been a while before police entered her home and found the dog.
Wow, Caro... what a devastating situation for your friend! Something I would have never considered until your post! Thanks
When I was a groomer at a vet clinic, I had a client with serious health problems who died at home alone with her toy poodle. Finally, when someone went in, they found her body and the dog sitting by her. They ended up calling the clinic I worked at because she had her appointment card for the next groom on the counter. One thing led to the next and it turned out my client had left money in her will for her dog’s care. Bubbles was adopted and spent the rest of her life traveling in an RV with a retired couple. Thank goodness there was a plan for this little dog because she was a senior and who knows what would’ve happened to her.