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Pet Disaster Preparedness



If you're like most Americans, you probably have a pet of some sort.  A dog or cat can bring a lot of joy to your life, but it also comes with responsibility.  It's your duty to ensure that animal's well-being, even when SHTF.

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

Disaster preparedness for pets is similar to that for humans.  They need 72 hours worth of food and water.  They need identification in case they get lost.  But there are some special considerations when it comes to pets.

Read this article to learn more.

The emergency supply kit should contain documentation, including a pet first-aid reference book and a list of possible shelters for the animal, with the name, address, and phone number of these safe havens. Additionally, Dr. Hexum recommends that your animal’s medical records be kept in a waterproof container and stored in the emergency supply kit.

Dr. Hexum says to remember that there will be chaos in the event of an emergency, so being prepared to keep your animals safe will eliminate one additional source of worry.

Do you have a disaster plan for your pet?  Do you have any advice for unusual pets, or those with special needs?  Let us know in the comments.

Pets hold a very special place in every owner's heart. It doesn't matter how much it costs to keep them because the animals make humans happy. What's even more baffling is that in spite of the things that we do for them, there never really is complete reciprocity.

The dog, cat, mouse, among others are considered no less than a family member. It therefore makes sense to include them in disaster preparedness. The pain felt when a pet is lost is just like losing a loved one so it is only fair to save its life when a disruptive event comes.

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  1. Gadget

    May 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Some of is enjoy small animals or so called (pocket pets) we have rats, so we keep them in a fairly large cage, we do have smaller ones but even those would be at very least difficult if not impossible to carry around in the event you need to bug out…I suggest a small animal carrier mafe of metal even though it will be a small cage for multiple animals if you have more than one, however keep in mind that rodents like tight locations and will be fine also this will allow you to place their cage into a small duffle type bag and can then easily be carried by hand or with help of the bags shoulder strap and give room to also carry their food and water.

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