What to Include in a Pet Emergency Preparedness Kit

pet survival kits

We always discuss what’s needed for our families, but we often overlook our pets. June is pet preparation month so now is as good a time as any to take a couple minutes to plan it out.

The list given below should be considered the minimum needed to get your pet out the door and somewhere safe.

If you’ve already built a bug out bag, and I hope you have, then you can simply add some items for your pet and be good to go. If you don’t have any emergency kits, then I suggest you pick one up or build your own as soon as you can.

We have plenty of articles to get you started. Take a look at our article about how to get started prepping.

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When making a pet emergency kit, include these items:

  • Your pet’s regular food
  • Water
  • Leash and collar
  • Bowls
  • Photo of your pet or ID and a photo of you with your pet
  • Medications your pet needs
  • Up-to-date immunization and veterinary records
  • First aid kit
  • Contact list of pet-friendly hotels, veterinarians and out-of-town friends and family
  • Toys, rope and sanitation bags
  • Pet carrier

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