Disaster Care for Dogs
Dogs need supplies too
Choose the brand your dog is used to.
Select small cans of moist food because of difficulty in storing open cans.
Plastic lid for opened cans & ice chest for storage.
Store a supply for at least one week. Rotate every 3 months.
Food dish and fork or spoon.
Store enough for one week. Rotate every 3 months.
Store in dark or shaded area in sealed plastic container.
Non-spillable water dish.
Small container of bleach to purify water if necessary.
Have a pooper-scooper for cleaning up after your dog.
A supply of plastic bags for disposing of the waste.
If dog is on prescription medication, keep a 2 week reserve in disaster kit with directions for administering.
Check expiration date of medication and keep current.
Include a record of dog's vaccinations in the kit.
Include a muzzle in case your dog is injured to prevent getting bit.
Have a recent photo of your dog(s) in case your pet is lost.
Include yourself in photo to prove ownership.
Have a crate for each of your dog with room for water & food dish.
Be sure the crate has ample ventilation and a secure locking device.
Write a release for emergency vet care with name and phone number of your veterinarian. Attach to crate.
G. Collar or harness plus tag
Include your name, address, and phone number on tag for each dog.
H. Micro-chip your Dog
The best way to keep your animal safe. Keep all information up to date.