Keep your pets safe in unpredictable spring weather

Our Wichita, KS Veterinarians have some advice on unpredictable weather

Thunder storm, tornado, wind and hail season is approaching in Wichita, Kansas. It’s important to have a safety plan of action for you and your pets in place before the emergency takes place. Unpredictable weather in Kansas can cause some serious damage. Make sure you and your pets are safe with these tips from Cimarron Animal Hospital Veterinarians.

Leaving your pet behind should never be part of your emergency action plan. If it’s unsafe for you, it’s unsafe for your pets. There are some circumstances where you would be able to reserve a spot for your pet at a veterinarian clinic or pet and dog boarding location. You can contact Cimarron Animal Hospital for your boarding needs.

When bad weather arises, seek shelter and do the following:

  • Bring your dogs and cats indoors at the first warning sign of bad weather
  • Put on your dogs and cat’s identification collars
  • Grab your pets’ leash
  • Put on their protective paw shoes or socks
  • Grab the phone number for your emergency veterinarian in case of major health emergency
  • Grab your pets’ medication

Collect your pet’s emergency bag. Your pet’s emergency bag should include the following items:

  • 5 days of pet food (make sure it hasn’t expired)
  • 7 days of water
  • Feeding bowl
  • Recent photos of your pet, in case you are separated and need help identifying your pet
  • Photocopies of current veterinarian records
  • Pet first aid kit

We have laid out the basics for how to prepare for your pet for an emergency. But, make sure to talk to your emergency vet clinic Veterinarian for your dog or cat’s specific needs.

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COVID-19 RESPONSE AND PROCEDURES

FAQs

  • We are scheduling appointments for sick or injured animals only at this time.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new patients at this time.
  • You can refill prescriptions in our online store.
  • We can the take all payments via the phone using a debit or credit card to minimize everyone’s exposure during this critical time.

Our updated hours are:
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8AM-5:30PM
Thursday 8AM-Noon
Saturday - CLOSED starting March 28

Please call our office or email us at [email protected] with questions about your pets.

If you need to bring your pet in for emergency care:

  • Please call when you get to our clinic so we can help determine the best way to help you and your pets.  We ask that you remain in your car and we will come to you.
  • We are escorting pets from your car into our hospital for exams, treatments and drop off appointments to minimize everyone’s human exposure.
  • We ask that all dogs be on a leash and all cats and exotic pets be in a proper pet carrier or pet taxi.
  • In instances where owners must be present, we ask that only one family member be present and that you wait in your car until we call to let you know your exam room is ready for you.

Thank you for your understanding and just know we are trying our best to help everyone get through the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the AVMA and KVMA guidelines during this difficult time.

We are here for you and your families, and thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

 

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