Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Make a Plan for your Pets

September is National Preparedness Month, which is a great time to get your family and your family pet ready. This year, Oregon Emergency Management is focusing on changing perceptions about emergency preparedness from negative to positive.

Just because you plan ahead to be able to take care of yourself during a disaster doesn't mean you are thinking negatively. On the contrary, preparedness is a very positive step. For you pet's sake, preparing means getting an animal emergency supply kit and developing a pet-care buddy system.

Your pet kit should include the basics such as food, water, leash, collar, medicines, bedding, sanitary items, first aid kit, treats and toys. A good place to keep the kit is inside your pet carrier.

At or by calling (800) BEREADY, pet owners can receive free emergency preparedness information. In addition, an instructional video is available at that demonstrates how to make a plan for your pets.


Preparedness Pro said...

This is an important and often overlooked aspect of emergency preparedness. As the happy owner of two spoiled pooches, our grab and go bag for them includes little covers to protect their feet in case we're on foot.

David hogard said...

I just came across to your blog and reading your post about A pet first aid kit is the first step in being prepared should an animal emergency happen such first aid items that are necessary for any kit.