Amy's post about Frankie and Tucker's bee stings got me thinking about Henery's first aid box, which I've been updating this afternoon. I want to include an "in case of emergency" list inside this box (we take one along when we travel) in case something happens to him, or me.
I know Bob PR had tags made up for Puff's crate and collar? when they were travelling cross-country, which is a great idea that I'm thinking of doing as well. I hope Bob sees this post, as I can't remember what info he had on them.
So, who's on your lab's "in case of emergency" contact list? (or am I the only uber-paranoid parent?? LOL!)
So far I have Henry's vet, the emergency vet clinic, the National Animal Poison Control Centre, 24 PetWatch (who have Henry's microchip # on file, in case he goes missing)...
I don't have any such formal list, but it's a good idea
We have our cell phone numbers on their tags, and the vet's phone number.
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
I don't have one yet, but what a great idea!
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
I dont have such a list that I take with my babies.. But then again they usually dont travel very far But however when I drop them at the boarding kennel I leave our vets name and # along with the e-vet that our vet uses.. I also leave the name and # of someone i trust that I know will be around while we are gone...
I have just seriously started thinking about this. I leave for Ireland on 8/18 for 2 weeks and have been drafting letters for the people who are going to be keeping the dogs until I return. Normally when travelling in the US they would be able to reach me easily in case of emergency. Although my cell phone will work while I am in Ireland I am not sure how quickly I would get the call or message so I have drafted a letter for my vet's office (if emergency happens during regular hours) and for the emergency vet (if after hours). I have decided that my aunt who is local will be the main contact and she will be holding my credit card that is for doggie emergencies. The caregivers provided a letter signed by me authorizing them to obtain emergency care and my aunt's name and phone number for payment.
Right now I just have my cell phone number but since the move we haven't traveled very far and it has been together.
This is a great idea. I am going to do the same.
We have my mom as Clarence's emergency contact (after the vet), since she's here and can come get him, help, etc...When we went our honeymoon, I made a "Clarence Instruction Sheet" for each of his caregivers. It had his routine (food amounts, med instructions, sit before being fed, when he can have treats, etc) on it, the commands he knows, the doggie daycares that it was ok to bring him to, his vet contact info and our contact info. I love the idea of a doggie first aid kit--we'll have to make one of those.
I don't have a list as such. I do have a folder on Ernies shelf for carer givers when I am away. It has the vet numbers, contact details for me. I had one for Kassa.
It also has food he eats, not eats, and meds, excersise patterns, and general Ernie stuff. Where things are kept etc.
It isn't that I am paranoid or organised. It was easier to do this than have to keep writing it down.
I don't have a list either.
However, if something happens to me, Zoe will go to Happy/Joy's home, and if they aren't able to take care of her, to Tasha's, with a trust fund that should keep her healthy for the rest of her life.
If something happens to Zoe, all my phone numbers are listed on her tag.
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
I have a tag made that says we are traveling in case of emergency call my cell ph# or send email to my email address.