Pet Emergency Supply Kit Checklist

In addition to your family supply kit, make sure you have an emergency supply kit for your pet(s). This kit should include:

  • A pet first-aid kit
  • Enough pet food for one week. Include both canned and dry food (be sure to replace the dry food every three months).
  • At least a one-week supply of bottled water for each person and pet. Water should also be replaced regularly.
  • Bowls for feeding
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Blankets
  • Disposable trays for litter
  • Scoopable litter and/or cage lining material/pads
  • Disinfectant
  • Liquid dish soap
  • One extra harness for each pet
  • One extra leash for each pet
  • If your pet is on any kind of medication, make sure that you have a two-week supply of that medication stored in a waterproof container. Remember that food and medications need to be replaced regularly - medications may expire and food may go bad if you don't change them.
  • A travel crate or carrier for each pet, unless you can comfortably and safely fit two in one carrier
  • At least one flashlight and extra batteries
  • Cat owners will want to have one pillowcase or EvackSack for each cat, along with toys and favorite snacks or comfort items
  • Dog owners will want to have a long lead/leash and a yard stake, along with toys and favorite snacks or comfort items
  • Recent photos of your pets that can be reproduced in the event that you have to make "lost pet" posters

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