Every member of your household should be prepared for disasters. That means your pets, too! Just as you would create a disaster supply kit for yourself, be sure to also assemble one for your pet. In addition to having enough food and water to last at least three days.

 

All-Natural Pet Food 

At least a three-day supply in an airtight, waterproof container. 

Dog Dry Food

 

Water 

At least three days of water specifically for your pets. 

 

Medicines and medical records

Most boarding kennels, veterinarians and animal shelters will need your pet's medical records to make sure all vaccinations are up to date.

 

Important documents

Registration information, adoption papers and vaccination documents. Talk to your veterinarian about microchipping and enrolling your pet in a recovery database.  

 

First aid kit

Cotton bandage rolls, bandage tape and scissors; antibiotic ointment; flea and tick prevention; latex gloves, isopropyl alcohol and saline solution. Including a pet first aid reference book is a good idea too. 

 

Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag and a leash

 

Crate or pet carrier

Have a sturdy, safe crate or carrier in case you need to evacuate. The carrier should be large enough for your pet to stand, turn around and lie down. 

 

Sanitation

Pet litter and litter box if appropriate, newspapers, paper towels, plastic trash bags and stain & odor removers.

 

A picture of you and your pet together

If you become separated, a picture of you and your pet together will help you document ownership and allow others to assist you. Add species, breed, age, sex, color and distinguishing characteristics. 

 

Familiar items

Familiar items, such as treats, toys and bedding can help reduce stress for your pet.