Disaster Preparedness for Dogs Cats and Other Pets

Disaster Preparedness for Dogs Cats and Other Pets is knowledge every pet parent needs to know, “Just in Case”.

Disaster Preparedness for Dogs Cats and Other Pets

Often times people lose their pets in disaster situations not because they didn’t make preparation for the pets but because they didn’t take all the necessary items along. Some pets went missing and were never found again and some were found dead.

This article gives you a very effective checklist of the materials that you should take along for your pets. According to the writer, you need to reserve food enough for about 7 days for your pet and you should include a can opener and some bowls

You should also include medications and first aid kit for your pet. You also need to go along with a first aid book in case your pet takes ill or sustains an injury. You should take its leash and harness along as they may become useful. You need to include its carrier and your flashlight with extra batteries.

You can take waste bags and you should also take its photos along in case it gets missing. You need the contact information of your vet. You may need to call him urgently if there is telecommunication service. Don’t forget to take its shampoo, hair brush and nail clippers

Disaster Preparedness for Dogs Cats and Other Pets

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Here is a list for items in your pet disaster preparedness first aid kit:

Pet first-aid book

Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control center or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control center, which can be reached at 1-800-426-4435)

Paperwork for your pet (in a waterproof container or bag): proof of rabies-vaccination status, copies of other important medical records and a current photo of your pet (in case he gets lost)

Nylon leash

Self-cling bandage (bandage that stretches and sticks to itself but not to fur – (Buy here from Amazon)

Muzzle or strips of cloth to prevent biting (don’t use this if your pet is vomiting, choking, coughing or otherwise having difficulty breathing)

~ Basic first-aid supplies:

Absorbent gauze pads

Adhesive tape

Antiseptic wipes, lotion, powder or spray

Blanket – a foil emergency blanket – (Buy here from Amazon)

Cotton balls or swabs

Gauze rolls – (Buy here from Amazon)

Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting—do this only when directed by a veterinarian or a poison-control expert)

Ice pack

Non-latex disposable gloves

Petroleum jelly (to lubricate the thermometer)

Rectal thermometer (your pet’s temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F) – (Buy here from Amazon)

Scissors (with blunt ends)

Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages

Sterile saline solution (Buy here from Amazon)

Tweezers

A pet carrier – (Buy here from Amazon)

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®), if approved by a veterinarian for allergic reactions. A veterinarian must tell you the correct dosage for your pet’s size.

Ear-cleaning solution  (Buy here from Amazon)

Glucose paste or corn syrup (for diabetic dogs or those with low blood sugar)

Nail clippers

Non-prescription antibiotic ointment

Penlight or flashlight

Plastic eyedropper or syringe

Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) to clean the thermometer

Splints and tongue depressors

Styptic powder or pencil (Buy here from Amazon)

Towels

Needle-nosed pliers

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