Sorry, the zombie apocalypse is not on us but natural disasters, power interruptions, unreserved water or no water are some things we all know and could happen at any time. Our pets are important to us so it stands to reason that we should have provisions a bit for them. Would you be prepared for whatever reason if power or road were out or you had to leave your home quickly? So it can be a stress-some time for everyone, including your pets.
Below is a list of some of the major, all-time items that you need to consider having.
Have at least enough supplies to last for a week or perhaps longer. The more pets you have the more supplies you will need to. While the list below may appear intimidating to some, you don’t have to rush and buy everything at once. Shop around but don’t get caught up in all the hype and pay over the top for pre-packaged kits. Of many of the items below you likely already have more than one of them. So put them in the pet bag.
- Prepare enough water for a week if needed.
- Buy some canned food or pouches. For example, cooled food or pouches have higher water content and they will reduce the amount of water your pet needs. A good idea is to buy some for your pet to try to find out what he/she does or doesn’t like. If you feed a completely dry food diet, your pet will need more water.
- Don’t forget to bring in a crockpot opener (non-electric) in your kit.
- Proof of ownership and vaccinations, ID – badges, documents etc.
- Spare lead/collars etc and some form of portable containment or tie-out.
- First Aid Kit
- You must have enough medicine for your pet if he is taking medications, so stock up.
- Toys, blankets, towels, coats and everything to keep your pet happy.
- Bowls for food and water are also a good choice as they are lighter and can be packed away when not in use.
- Pet waste bags
- A bag to store your pet kit in