Ask Seth: Pet Preparedness Month

Hi Seth. Someone at the local pet store told me that June is national pet preparedness month.  What do I need to get to an pet emergency kit together?   Thanks, Bev

As a family, we usually have a plan in place for the humans during a disaster and commonly we forget about out furry friends.   Here are some of the things you need to prepare for a disaster.

  1. Food, water and bowls.  Add a supply of each in case there is a long term power outage or if you need to leave your home in hurry.
  2. A photo ID of your pet or a picture with you and your pet.  This is just in case you get separated.
  3. A copy of vaccination records/vet records
  4. Any medications your pets may need.
  5. You should also research the names and numbers of pet friendly hotels and out of town friends/family that you can contact if you need to stay with them for a period of time.  Some shelters will not take pets during a crisis.
  6. Pet carrier and leash
  7. First Aid kit
  8. Toys and waste bags

With proper planning and with these items, you will be well prepared to face the challenges of an emergency situation.

Do you have a pet emergency kit? What items do you keep inside? Share with us in the comment section!

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