We all would like to hope that disasters won’t happen to our family, our neighbors, and our friends. But, the reality of it is in our lifetime all of us are going to experience environmental issues of some sort or another. Those of us who live in areas where there are severe issues like fires, floods, mud slides, earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, etc.would be best advised to have emergency food, water and first aid supplies on hand not only for the humans in your life, but also for your pets. This series of blogs will touch on some things you might consider putting together and keeping on hand just in case you need them!
Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Part 1 of 5):
When was the last time you felt an earthquake, saw a fire, or heard about a flood in Southern California? Not too long ago, was it? At that time, did you think about what you might need to do to ensure the safety of your family?
In addition to having emergency supplies for you and your human family, you need to add in supplies for your pets too!
- At a minimum, have extra food and water for your pets in your disaster kit. Don’t forget extra bowls for the food and water. Keep a supply of plastic bags for cleanup in your kit as well.
If possible, have extra medications on hand should you have to board your pet. Should you need to board him, you will be required to provide proof of vaccines – so while you are at the vet, ask for several copies of the shot record – one for you, one for your “disaster kit”, and one for Jump Start Dog Sports.
Disaster Preparedness Kit for Dogs
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