Your emergency bag should include non-perishable food and extra drinking water for your pet. Remember, animals can drink more water than usual when distressed. If you need additional water to clean up after your pet, make sure you have that.
If your pet takes medication, including flea, tick, or heartworm prevention, make sure to pack extra doses in a waterproof container.
3. Vet records
Keep a copy of your pet’s medical and vaccination records, including your vet’s name and number, in a waterproof container. If you have pet insurance, make sure you have a copy of that information in there as well.
4. ID tags
Your pet should have identification tags already fastened to their collar, but make sure they are up to date including the best way to reach you in case of an emergency.
If you need to evacuate your home, make sure that your shelter can host both you and your pet. Bring a harness, leash, and carrier to transport your pet.
Disasters are scary and never welcome, but you can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones (including pets) in case of an emergency with this checklist.