Dogs cannot fend for themselves, someone’s got to pack an emergency kit for them too. Here’s some tips to help you prepare.
By Guest Blogger, Pino Catalano
Let’s not forget our furry friends, they too need looking after just like your children. After all they cannot fend for themselves, someone’s got to pack an emergency kit for them too. There is a great pet preparedness article that’s been prepared by FEMA in consultation with The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) which highlights some of the key points to consider when preparing a disaster pack for your pet.
Aside from the obvious like food and water supplies, they suggest keeping a backup leash, and a collar with ID tag in your pets emergency kit. Copies of registration and vaccination documents as well as any medical records should also be placed in a waterproof container. Consider how you are going to travel with your pet in toe.
Do you need a sturdy carrier? Can you handle the carrier, your child and your pack as well as their emergency supplies? It’s worth doing a practice run if you can so you know what to expect in the event of an emergency.
For more information on disaster preparedness, here’s a great article: