Do You Have A Pet Survival Kit For Emergencies?

CooperWe are still in hurricane season for a couple more months here in Southern Florida so it is not too late to put together a survival kit for your pet.  It is always a good idea to keep one handy just in case of a fire at your home also. Remember, you need to rotate the medications and food so that they remain fresh and don’t become outdated.

Put the following items in a waterproof easy to carry kit and label it.  Make sure everyone in the family knows where it is and you can find it quickly in the case of an emergency.

1.  Pet first-aid kit and guidebook.  Your vet can help with this or visit www.aspcaonlinestore.com to buy one.

2.  3 to 7 days worth of canned (make sure it is pop-top) or dry food.

3.  Disposable litter trays, litter and paper towel.

4.  Liquid dish soap and detergent.

5.  Disposable garbage bags for cleanup.

6.  Pet feeding dishes.

7.  Extra collar or harness and extra leash.

8.  Photocopies of medical records and a waterproof container with a two week supply of any medication your pet needs.

9.  Blanket (to use when picking up a fearful pet).

10. Bottled water, at least a 7 day supply for each person and pet.

11. A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier.

12. Flashlight.

13. Recent photos of your pet in case you are separated and need to identify.

14. Pet bed.

15. Toys and leash.

It seems like a long list but think how much easier it is to take care of this now rather than be rushing in an emergency and not be prepared to take care of your pet when you leave your house.  Your pet is a member of your family and you will want to take very good care of them no matter what the situation.

Remember, it is always toasty in Naples and you deserve your piece of Naples sunshine!

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