disaster situations are just as difficult for our pets as they are for us,
perhaps even more so because they have no way to understand what is happening. During a crisis, your dog or cat will need
food and water, and could need first aid care as well. The needs of your animal companions will
basically be exactly the same as yours.
The first thing to
keep in mind as regards your pets and emergencies is never to allow the pet to
roam around outside. Even if the pet is
used to enjoying himself in the yard, it is easy for any dog or cat to become
disoriented if a disaster has occurred.
Downed power lines, flooding, or debris can all pose dangers to your pets,
either through direct injury or contamination.
Dogs should never be allowed outside during an emergency without a leash
or harness. Cats need to be confined in
a crate, as a panicked cat can easily dart outside when the door is
opened. Exotic pets will need special
care, and will usually need to be kept warm as well as fed and watered.
Even if you have
provided for emergency food supplies for your family, you pets will have to eat
when the stores are closed, too. While
you could just keep some extra kibble in the house, once a bag is opened, the
food begins to go stale. What you will
want is an emergency pet food that has a good shelf life, and our Emergency Dog
and Cat Foods are not only quality food products, but have
a shelf life of 5 years.
Taking care of
injuries to your pet that might occur during an emergency is important, and the
58 Piece First Aid Kit For Pets will help you to manage wounds, stings, and
even fractures. Besides a number of
useful items such as gauze pads and paw tip bandages, this kit has a Pet First
Aid Guide that can help you with treating your cat or dog should the need
It is not unusual
now for people to take their dogs along with them when they go on
vacation. Dogs tend to be better
travelers than cats, but some cats do enjoy car rides and will be taken as
well. The Travel Kit Food and Water –
For Pets is easy to carry along, and can be supplemented with the emergency cat
and dog food supplies above.
needs of your pet before an emergency occurs is the best way to make sure that
your dog or cat survives a disaster without trouble.