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Emergency Kit Checklist for Pets


Emergencies come in many forms: fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, violent storms, and even terrorism. They can affect everyone, including pets. Are you prepared to protect your entire family? Read below for important preparedness checklists and visit our website for even more information on keeping pets safe during an emergency.

 


Documents

  • Photocopied veterinary records
    • Rabies certificate
    • Vaccinations
    • Medical summary
    • Prescriptions for medications
    • Most recent heartworm test result (dogs)
    • Most recent FeLV/FIV test result (cats)
  • Photocopied registration information (e.g. proof of ownership or adoption records)
  • Pet description(s) (e.g. breed, sex, color, and weight)
  • Recent photographs of each of your pets
  • Waterproof container for documents
  • Microchip information (e.g. microchip number, and name and number of the microchip company)
  • Your contact information (phone numbers and addresses for your family and friends or relatives you may be staying with)

Water, Food, Medications

  • 2-week supply of food stored in waterproof containers for each animal
  • 2-week supply of water for each animal
  • Nonspill food and water dishes
  • Manual can opener
  • Feeding instructions for each animal
  • 2-week supply of any medications (if applicable)
  • Medication instructions (if applicable)
  • 1-month supply of flea, tick, and heartworm preventative

Other Supplies

  • Leash, collar with ID, and harness
  • For cats: litter box and litter
  • For dogs: plastic bags for poop
  • Toys
  • Appropriate-sized pet carrier with bedding, blanket, or towel (with your petís name, your name, and contact information on each carrier)
  • Pet first aid book and first aid kit
  • Cleaning supplies for accidents (paper towels, plastic bags, and disinfectant)


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