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What’s in Your Disaster Kit?

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
11 months ago

The destruction left by Hurricane Harvey and the many pets displaced in the disaster remind us how important it is to have a plan in place for your family and pets in case of an emergency. Let’s talk about what should be included in that plan and how you can build a disaster preparedness kit for your pets.


Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit



  • Veterinary records

  • Rabies vaccination documentation

  • Prescriptions

  • Most recent test results (parvo, heartworm, etc.)

  • Any license or registration

  • Basic info – breed, sex, medical conditions, owner information

  • Your contact information


Food and Water

  • Two-week supply of medication, food, and drinking water for each pet – keep dry food in a waterproof container

  • Feeding instructions

  • Collapsible food and water bowls

  • Can opener for canned food

  • One-month dose of flea and tick prevention for each pet


Helpful Supplies

  • Leash or harness

  • Crates or carriers as appropriate

  • Collar with ID and up-to-date contact information

  • Blanket or towel

  • Pet first aid book and kit

  • Cleaning supplies and doggie bags


To Do List

  • Find a place to go in advance. Identify a kennel, shelter, pet-friendly hotel, or relative/friend outside of the affected area where you can take your pets in the event of an emergency

  • Ensure your pet’s microchip information is up-to-date

  • Place an emergency notification sticker on the windows of each entrance to your home with the number and breed of pets inside to alert emergency workers
  • ?Write your pet’s name, any medical information or behavioral issues, vet’s office and contact, and your contact information on a bandana or other fabric with a permanent marker. Tie it around your pet’s neck or attach it to his collar so the information is easily identified. You can also do this on a dog shirt or vest and place it on your dog. Just make sure it doesn’t restrict his movement. Wouldn’t try this with a cat.


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