The Lucky Dog
Preparing a Pet Disaster Kit
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A Pet Disaster Kit Should Include:
Natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, as well as unforeseen man-made disasters like chemical spills, can close off a residential area in short order. The key is to be prepared as best as you can and it only takes a small amount of preparation.
You should be able to pass the “five-minute preparedness test,” meaning in five minutes or fewer, you should be able to get your pets and their emergency kit out of your home.
• A copy of your Emergency Disaster Plan • Pet first-aid kit and book • Road maps and street guides • Photocopies of medical records • Recent photos of your pets • Pet medication • A separate carrier for each pet • Pet feeding dishes • Pet food – Be sure canned food has a pop-top • Bottled water – a week supply for each pet • Extra leashes, collars and harnesses • Dog stake or cables • Muzzles • Gloves – heavy gloves and disposable rubber gloves • Small or disposable litter boxes • Kitty litter – scoopable is most convenient • Disposable garbage bags • Paper towels
• Liquid soap, disinfectant and bleach • Blankets and towels • Flashlight • Portable radio • Extra batteries • Scissors • Pocket knife • Pillowcase or Evac Sack • Pet toys • Pet treats