Do you have an Emergency kit for your dog?
It's always a good idea to look over our own emergency kits and make sure they are up to date, but what about for our furry companions? If you don't have a separate emergency kit ready to go for your pup, I encourage you to make one.
What to have ready
A record of vaccination and vet information
A current photo and description of your pet in case you get separated
Your pet's microchip number
Medications for your pet
A portable crate
Food and water for at least 72 hrs; a two week supply is ideal.
A favorite stuffed animal, enrichment toy, and blanket
Canine face mask
Also consider adding boots for their paws in the case of an earthquake, a lifejacket if you live in a flood- or hurricane-prone zone, a soft muzzle in the case of panic or injury, and cleaning supplies .
Download the Red Cross Pet First Aid App for access to quick tips (but remember, this is never a substitute for veterinary care).
Make a plan
Don't forget to put a plan in place for your pet in case of emergency. Know which local hotels are pet friendly as well as nearby boarding facilities, veterinarians, friends or family that can take them in the event that you have to separate.