(SurvivalDaily.com) – Pets have become a large part of many people’s lives. They bring us companionship and provide emotional support. However, when the time comes for an emergency, many pets may get left behind due to a lack of preparedness.
Here are some tips on how you can avoid that situation:
Everyone should have a plan for a potential SHTF scenario. Many people do have some level of emergency preparedness, but often fail to include their pets. Each animal should have their own emergency kit including food, medicine, water, first aid and hygiene products.
Emergency kits, specifically designed for your type of pet, are generally available on the market if you know where to look. If your pet is on any medication, be sure to consider this when prepping for an emergency.
Here are a few other things to consider to prepare your pets:
- Give them identification in case they become separated from you. This includes ID tags on collars and even microchipping. Having a recent photo of you and the pet is another good way to prove the animal is yours.
- Gear them up. Many dogs are capable of carrying their own emergency supplies via packs designed for them. It is a good idea to train them with the packs before an emergency strikes so they are ready to go and accustomed to the extra weight.
- Having anti-anxiety medicine on hand for high-strung pets may be a good idea. Disaster scenarios are going to be stressful on them too.
Preparing to evacuate with your pet is important, but so is preparing to bug in. If you’re forced to hunker down for any lengthy period of time, having the correct supplies on hand to care for them will be important. Check out additional ways you can prep for your pets to make sure they have what they.
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