This month we’ve been covering disaster preparedness for keeping your dog safe in a natural disaster. The best time to prepare for a natural disaster is, of course, before one strikes. It only takes a moment to assemble an emergency evacuation kit for your dog but it can mean so much if you have to leave your home in a hurry.
VCA veterinarian Donna J. Spector has assembled a packing list of items you should consider for your pet’s emergency evacuation kit, many which you’ll already have on hand. Toss them in a bag that’s easy to find in an emergency and you’ll have made an important first step in keeping your dog safe in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire, or other natural disaster!
- Collapsible water/food bowl
- Canned dog/cat food
- Pet toy
- Pet blanket
- Cloth towel
- Basic roll of bandaging material
- All-purpose nail clipper
- Flashlight with batteries
- Doggy bags (can also be used for cat litter clean-up)
- Disposable latex Gloves
- Emergency ice/heat pack
- Camera to take current photos of your pet and include in the kit
- Folder with list of types of vaccination records & medical history to get from vet