Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. General Pets

Pet Emergency Kit

See also

Pet emergencies can be traumatic for both pet and owner – especially if the emergency arises from a natural disaster. Therefore, it is a good idea to always have a pet emergency kit on hand at home and in the car.

One factor to consider when assembling a pet emergency kit is the type of weather the pet and owner must deal with. Some severe weather patterns can cause blackouts as well as many other inconveniences and problems.

In the event a pet were to get lost during the course of a natural disaster, it would be a great idea to have some sort of ID such as a tattoo or microchip implant attached to the animal. A caretaker for the pet should be assigned in the event the pet is found but the owner missing.

The pet emergency kit should include extra food for the pet, bottled water, and food bowls. These items should last for at least two weeks.

Pet meds, a first-aid kit for pets, and a list of contacts should also be added to the emergency kit. More items that should be added to the kit include toys, a blanket, collar, and leash. Finally, a pet travel cage, pet registration and other pertinent documents as well as pictures and other pet description items should be on hand in case of emergencies.

Reference:

WebMD

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Pig Festival Quebec
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sgkoaAU5rpk?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Veterinary assistance funds can help pets get needed medical care
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518184647" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518184647&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Emaciated horses seized in Sandusky County cruelty case expected to survive
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/aJbiSuO3JjY?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>