5 of the best ways to keep your pets safe when a natural disaster strikes

Hurricane season is here, and it got us thinking ...

A dog and a cat
A dog and a cat (Pexels/stock image)

Natural disasters can often happen quickly with little to no warning.

These situations can be wide-ranging, too -- whether you’re dealing with a massive wildfire, a tornado or a hurricane.

Keeping your family and pets well-prepared for these types of emergencies is essential in remaining safe. Understanding the best ways to keep your pets safe during a natural disaster is critical for any pet owner, and is well worth the extra effort.

Here are a few of the most effective ways to keep our furry friends out of harm’s way:

No. 1: Consider buying a pet carrier.

One of the most important ways to keep your pets safe is to purchase a carrier that allows you to take them with you in your vehicle. Maybe your dog’s already great at jumping in the car to accompany you on a ride. Maybe you have a cat that needs some convincing.

Pet carriers, if you need one, are available in a wide range of sizes.

Buying these carriers in advance will save you a lot of time and make the evacuation process much easier.