How to Make a Pet Emergency Preparedness Kit

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When an emergency strikes, it’s important that you and your family are ready for anything. Having all the essentials your pet could need ready to go in the event of a disaster can give you peace of mind. You can purchase premade Emergency kits, but you can also assemble your own! Here’s a checklist of everything you’ll need to make sure you have a fully stocked go-bag for your pet.

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The Basics:

☐ Water
☐ Food
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Medications
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Vaccination papers
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Photocopied registration information (ex: proof of ownership or adoption records)
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Pet licensing information and ID tag
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Microchip information
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Important phone numbers (vet, emergency contact)
☐ Collar
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Leash or pet carrier
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Kitty litter or waste bags
☐ Whistle

 

First-aid Supplies:

☐ Self-cling bandage (bandage that stretches and sticks to itself but not to fur)
☐ Absorbent gauze pads, cotton balls or swabs
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Adhesive tape
☐ Scissors (with blunt ends)
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Antiseptic wipes
☐ Sterile saline solution
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Blanket
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Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting in the event of poisoning, as directed by a vet)
☐ Ice pack
☐ Disposable gloves
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Thermometer (your pet’s temperature should not rise above 103°F or fall below 100°F)
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Sterile non-stick gauze pads for bandages
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Tweezers
☐ Tick remover

 

Other Helpful Things That to Have:

☐ Some toys/blankets that make your pet feel safe and secure
☐ Flea, Tick and mosquito treatment
☐ A supply of heartworm medication
☐ Ear and eye cleaning solution
☐ A pillowcase or cloth bag to confine your cat for treatment
☐ Benadryl – If your pet has allergies your vet can recommend an appropriate dosage to help with inflammation
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Glucose paste or corn syrup if you have a diabetic pet
☐ Nail clippers
☐ Antibiotic ointment like Polysporin
☐ Flashlight
☐ Rubbing alcohol
☐ Splints and tongue depressors
☐ Styptic powder or pencil to help stop minor bleeds
☐ Towels, paper towels or training pads

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