You might have a plan in place for a disaster for you and your family, but what about your pet?
Veterinarian Dr. Ruth MacPete joins The Doctors to share important tips on how to be prepared for an emergency or disaster when it comes to your four legged friends. She stressed first, that all animals need to have on proper identification at all times, which includes a collar and tag and a microchip.
She says to prepare a pre-pack a kit that includes the essentials your pets will need to be away from your home. The needed items in the kit are:
- Food and water
- Can opener for canned food
- Bowls - collapsible bowls work great
- Flea and tick/heartworm preventatives
- First aid kit
- Copies of important pet documents like vaccinations records and medical history
- A few toys
- A Thunder vest, which helps with anxiety
- Pictures of your pet, in case you are separated from them
- Pet first aid kit and booklet
- List of important phone numbers
Hopefully, you’ll never have to use this pet “grab-&-go” kit, but it’s better to be prepared in case disaster strikes!