Often at times, disasters such as the upcoming hurricane, force one to vacate and abandon the house immediately with as fewer belongings as possible. Most of the times, people do have an emergency bag available for themselves that which they fill up with all their basic and most important belongings. However, most people do not consider what’s important for their pet dogs. Having an emergency evacuation kit for your dog could be extremely beneficial and can save you a lot of time in such a case.
Consider packing the following dog items in your pet dog’s evacuation kit:
Spare leash and a collar: Do keep a spare collar and a leash with your dog’s name engraved on it. Moreover, do not forget to add your contact information onto the leash in case your dog gets lost in the chaos.
Medications for your dog (if any): Dogs and pets in general need medications just as much as humans do, in case they are suffering from a medical condition. So do not forget to pack in your dog’s medicines.
Water purifier: Just like humans, your dog cannot survive without water either. Moreover, it is important for your pet to drink purified water if you want him/her to stay healthy. So do pack a water purifier along. It is not very heavy and will come in extremely handy. This is because in case of a natural disaster, most of the water resources get flooded with bacteria and harmful parasites.
A blanket/toy: If it is cold out there, do not forget your dog’s blanket and a familiar toy along with it. This will help your dog in feeling relaxed and more like at home.
First aid kit: When natural disasters occur, and there is a sudden need of abandoning the house, you never know what challenge awaits you out there. So keep a first aid kit ready in this case. So that if your dog gets injured, you can heal him/her just enough to carry on, on the go! A first aid kit must contain stuff like supplies for bandages, wound cleaner (chlorhexidine or Iodine), a vaseline, pain relieving ointments, and hydrogen peroxide.
Food: A sudden change in the diet of your dog can result in diarrhea and vomiting. This is the last thing you would want outside the comfort of your house in an emergency struck zone. So do not forget to keep at least a week’s worth of pet food in your pet’s bag along with enough dry food that can last longer. Also, consider packing some treats and snacks to keep your pet happy and relaxed.
Duct tape: A duct tape can come extremely handy for quickly repairing things like the dog’s leash or a torn part of your dog’s clothing.
Pet microchip: This is beneficial, yet a not so necessary component in a pet’s evacuation bag. These chips are not bigger than a grain of rice. An animal doctor will implant this safe chip inside your pet which will help you in tracking its location with just enough precision and accuracy. Hence in case your dog gets lost in all the chaos, it will be easier for you two to get reunited. Also, ensure they have secured tags and contact information!