Pet Survival Tips
I've compiled info for Pet Survival in a disaster situation as well as located some to share.
You can purchase or make your own, travel and at homes kits as well as first aid. Here are some things to consider adding depending on needs with
companion pets in mind(cat/dog to exotics and large animal(listed-scroll to bottom);
Pet Disaster Information(cards or other)
Food (what works better in bulk for you, depends on animal's diet. (Leak proof bags, bucket storage, etc.)
Med records(or data sheet) if possible, esp. if you have to leave pet/s behind and they have medical conditions, includes your contact info
Dog Bowls(travel bowls)
Toy/s(similar to or same as their favorite toy for when he/she calms down in kennel)
Collar-extras-quick release if pet is caught somewhere can get out of collar(lighted type to easily find, and or add bell), make sure to have
Feces cleanup bags
Pads for feces and urine, newspaper
Can Opener(canned food)
Kennel/s(travel and or stationary), exotics animal cages cared for and packed or added to safe areas accordingly
Exotics(animal) supplies that can be travel if needed(battery operated)
Store in Kennel and or bag, depending on animal/s size/s
First Aid Kit(similar to people's kits but vary from bandage size to other), I'll try to add the differences
First aid guide, has tips and instructions for bandaging, stabilizing, cleaning wounds and more.
Bandages according to pet size/s
Elastic Bandages 2" "Ace"
Leg Splints/Tongue Depressors; Popsicle sticks, tongue sticks, other to stabilize breaks
Vet wrap(protecting shell for temp bandages)
Med Tape Roll
Gauze Pad 2" x2"
Gauze Roll 2"
Trauma Pad (5 x9)
Gauze Pad 4" x 4"
Vet grade suture kit
Cold Pack(instant-if possible)
Tweezer, Splinter Removal- Lancets
Sterilized water to flush out injuries
Cotton Applicators(Q Tips,etc)
Insect Sting Relief Pads( or Alternatives, Witch Hazel etc)
Blood stopper(powder, etc), nail injuries
Nail clipper(nail related emergencies)
Extras: suture scissors, bandage scissors, hemostats(kelly or crile), other
Peroxide(cleaning debris do not overuse)
Alcohol and Alcohol pads
Pet Survival Supplies
Tips Compiled Into One Source Page
1. Prepare for your pet as you would yourself and your family with disaster supply bags, food and water, identification, leashes and carriers, first
aid and proof of vaccinations.
2. At the first sign of dangerous weather conditions, bring your pet indoors.
3. If your pets are startled, make sure they can't escape.
4. Know which hotels and shelters are pet-friendly ahead of time.
5. Don't wait until the official evacuation is declared. Leave early or you might be ordered to leave your pet behind.
6. If you do evacuate and have to leave your pet behind, be sure to leave a note on the door so that rescue teams will know.
Humane Society Disaster Planning
Start with the Basics
"A person who plans for disaster is going to be far more able to safeguard herself and her animal companions,” says Sara Varsa, director of
operations for the Animal Rescue Team.
There are things you can do to get ready for natural disasters with pets, horses, and farm animals in mind. For pet owners, it can be relatively
* Prepare a plan (even for everyday emergencies), including identifying a place to stay that will accept your pets
* Develop a checklist for all your pets’ supplies and medical information
* Identify a friend, neighbor, or family member who can take care of your pet if you are away
Large Animal Survival Tips
The safest place for large animals to weather a storm is in a large pasture with both low areas that provide shelter during a storm and higher areas
that will not flood after the storm. Close barn and/or stall doors.
Open all interior pasture gates. Put ID on all animals and turn large animals out! They may suffer debris injuries but their chance of survival is
better than inside a barn.
edit on 27-8-2011 by dreamingawake because: more