- 24 May 2018
- Aisha Sequeira
Guest Post by PoochingAround.co.uk
Being prepared for the worst to happen can help you to be ready for when natural disasters or attacks force you out of your home and on the move with your beloved four-legged friend. It will be hard to eliminate all the fear and panic in a situation like that for both you and your pet, but your emergency preparedness will help reduce it significantly.
Although human life is always more important than animal life, if you take on the responsibility of owning a pet, you are essentially agreeing to keep it safe and look after it even when situations are stressful and you are uprooted from your home.
Items to Prepare:
- At least 3 days worth of food, tinned food being the best choice.
- A large volume bottle of water that will last a number of days, at least.
- A pop-up bowl that can be used both for water and food, particularly if you are on the move a lot.
- A spare collar, in case the one your pets are wearing just now breaks or is damaged.
- Copies of all their medical records and the medications they need, if any.
- Their favourite blanket to try and help them feel secure and comfortable, even if they are away from home and in a strange and new environment.
- Their favourite toy to help them feel as calm as possible
- A print of local shelters and vets in your area, possible even region or county just in case you can’t get access to the internet or any other means of checking for phone numbers and addresses.