National Pet Preparedness Month
Pets can't just count to 10.
Pets pick up on your emotions. Being brave during thunderstorms will help them cope.
Pack your pet's emergency kit.
We hope you'll never have to use it.
The time is now to start planning for emergencies. Pack these necessities into a bag to prepare your pet.
- Food: Nothing that needs to be refrigerated or frozen.
- Water: Pack enough for your family and your pet.
- Toys: To distract and relax your dog
- Blankets: Keep your pet warm and comfortable.
- Litter, Baggies, and a Scoop: Enough said.
- Leash: To keep your pet from running off when stressed.
- Backup Collar / ID: Help others find your pet if it gets away.
- Medication: Check expiration dates frequently.
- First Aid Kit: With gauze, bandages, scissors, clippers, and wound disinfectant.
- Picture with Your Pet: As proof of ownership in case you get separated.
- Travel Carrier: Might not fit in the bag. Still good to have.
You can never be too prepared.
Here are some things to consider before it's too late.
- Microchips: Smaller than a grain of rice and but make a huge difference when trying to find a lost pet.
- Pet-Friendly Hotels: Where are they? Find out now.
- Boarding Kennels: Start reading reviews and asking for recommendations.
- Vaccination Records: Make sure they're up to date.