posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 02:55 AM
I haven't seen any discussions on the survival needs of other very important members of a lot of our families...
Our furry children aka our canine and feline companions. Most of us think nothing of stocking up food and medical supplies for ourselves, but forget
to do the same for our pets. We have tamed them and made them become reliant on us for their every need, so it is up to us toshow them we are reliable
when the chips are down.
Whether you believe doomsday is upon us or not, it is always a good idea to keep a first aid kit on hand for your pet. I ran across two good web sites
which provide some good information on what your pet's kit should contain.
THE FIRST AID KIT LIST
Thermometer, Lubricating jelly, Pediolyte , Honey , Syringes, Heating Pad, Hot Water Bottles, Bandages, Medical, Tape, Cotton Gauze squares, Cotton
Swabs , Bandage Scissors, Tweezers, Bulb Syringe , Eyewash, Eyebright Solution, Hydrogen peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, GoldenSeal or Calendula ointment,
Rescue Remedy, Arnica, Kao-Pectate , Slippery Elm.
Local Veterinarian Number
Emergency Clinic Number
Numbers for the Animal Poison Hotline & Poison Control for Pets:
(1-800/548-2423 or 900/680-0000 they do charge a fee)
Some of the above listed items can be found in our own personal first aid kits, but many are not. Fortunately all seem to be very affordable and can
be found easily. A small price to pay for the health and well being of your animal. The above web site also gives easy tips for a few basic first aid
procedures and indications of certain signs of illness.
Contains mostly the same items and just posted as a second source for accuracy.
This web site...
Gives very good safety tips for your animal in case of an emergency or disaster such as -
Pet Safety Fact #1: Take several pictures of all the animals in your household and keep these pictures with your important insurance papers
(include vaccination records, too). Be sure to include in the pictures any distinguishing marks. These pictures can help reunite you with a lost pet.
Store the pictures in a resealable plastic bag in case you have to post them during rainy months.
Pet Safety Fact #2: Have at least a week's supply of pet food and water on hand at all times. Store the dry food in air tight/waterproof containers.
If you use canned food, buy the flip top cans or have a can opener in your airtight disaster supply container. Keep some of your pet's favorite treats
on hand - they get stressed, too, and a treat provides them some comfort. Also keep a supply of cat litter, a clean litter scoop, and litter pan in
your disaster kit.
Pet Safety Fact #3: Put a collar and tag (with address and phone number) on your pets. This will increase your chances of reuniting you with your pets
if they escape.
Pet Safety Fact #4: Always keep a back-up supply of your pets' medications. A vet may not be open for some time following a disaster. Prepare to ice
down medications that need to be refrigerated (ice is available from the Red Cross). Ask your vet is he/she has a disaster plan. Your pets may need
medical attention after a disaster and you need to know where to take your animal. Keep a first aid kit in your disaster kit for your pet (check with
your vet on what to include).
It gives many more good tips that some of just don't normally think of everyday . I have two dogs and have learned a few good bits of information
myself while reseaerching this. Hopefully you all will too.
Dried dog and cat food can keep for quite a while if you want to stockpile some safe food for them. And don't forget when you are making sure you have
a good clean supply of drinking water, that your beloved pet will need plenty as well.
edit on 4/17/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)