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After the disaster: Keeping pets safe when returning home

Millions of people in the southern, southeastern and western United States have been forced to evacuate their homes recently in the face of hurricanes and wildfires. Many of them brought along their pets. As people prepare to return to their homes, veterinarians and pet owners can ensure the continued health and well-being of evacuated pets by helping to safeguard these animals on their return home. This includes both protecting them from physical hazards and helping reduce their stress. Visit the AVMA@Work blog for tips on keeping pets safe when returning home following a disaster.

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