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Health Tip: Pets and Severe Weather

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(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your furry friends in mind when severe weather strikes should be a key part of your family's safety plan, says the U.S. National Weather Service.

Pet owners should be sure to:

  • Bring pets indoors during storms.
  • Never leave pets alone in the car -- in hot or cold weather.
  • Confine pets to one room in case of flooding or wildfire.
  • Make plans to care for pets in the event you must evacuate.

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