Pet Preparedness Month

It’s time to make sure you are stocked up and ready in case a disaster strikes. June is Pet Preparedness Month. Make sure all of your family members, including the furry variety, are prepared.

Use this checklist as a guide for what you should have organized for your dog in case of an emergency.

 

Dog Emergency Kit:

  • At least five days worth of food and water
  • Food and water bowls
  • Leash, collar and ID tag
  • Recent photos stored in your phone and printed out of: your dog, your dog’s ID, and a photo of you and your dog together (to help prove ownership)
  • Current medications, two weeks worth
  • Immunization records
  • Basic first aid kit including gauze rolls, pads, tape, antiseptic wipes or spray, scissors, pet thermometer and tweezers
  • Pet waste bags
  • Dog toys
  • Dog bed or travel blanket that is easy to transport
  • Crate
  • Contact list of dog-friendly hotels, veterinarians, local pet shelters in case your dog is displaced, as well as friends and family

 

If you do need to leave home in a hurry, make sure to put a leash and collar with an ID on your dog. You never know how your dog may react in a new situation or unfamiliar surroundings. Strapping on a leash is the only way you will have control in unpredictable situations, and a collar with an identification tag will help you locate your dog if he or she goes missing. Consider a microchip for your dog, as it’s one of the best ways to make sure that you and your pet are reunited if separated.

 

READ MORE:

Road trip safety with your dog
Why dogs should be on a leash

Tips for traveling with your pup

 

 

 

Pet Preparedness Month

June 1, 2016

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