Assemble a pet preparedness kit that includes:
- Water. At least a week's worth for each pet.
- Pet Food: 7 days' worth of pet food; can opener and a couple of portable bowls.
- Cleaning Supplies: For a cat, include a small litter box, scoop and one week supply of litter. For dogs, have plenty of plastic bags. Paper towels and disinfectant are a smart idea too.
- Medication: Have a list of medications and instructions for each pet. If possible, include a 2-week reserve supply of pet meds in their original packaging.
- First Aid: Compile a first aid kit that includes gauze, tweezers, a thermometer and other emergency basics.
- Leash and Collar. Have these ready so you can easily transport your pet.
- Comfort Items: Many pets sense something is wrong which can cause stress . Include a toy, blanket or something else to make your pet feel safe and secure.
- Paperwork: Copy your pet's medical records, microchip information, pet insurance policy, adoption papers and any other important documents. Include a recent photo of your pet in case you become separated.
- Veterinary Information: Make a list of phone numbers including your regular vet's office and emergency clinic.