Emergency Kits For Dogs – A Checklist.

January 30th, 2008 by Dee

As I slowly unpack boxes and find places for items in our new home I realized my dog emergency kit is missing. So here I am, my worry wart self, at 3 am making a list of items that I need to make a new kit for Khepri and Winky.

dog caught in flood waters

Photo by Jocelyn Augustino / FEMA Photo 19505

The Emergency Kit:

Remember to keep things light and only pack what you need. I have an everyday dog bag that I tote around with me that contains dog toys, treats, collars, leashes, medical information, vaccine records, and extra towels. I keep enough room in this bag to be able to stuff both Emergency and Medical kits (this contains medication and first aid supplies for my dogs) into.

Kits 4 Disaster Survival offers whole kits as an alternative to creating your own. They also offer individual items that can be difficult to find, such as vacuum sealed dog food. We know disasters can happen at any time. We need to be just as prepared for our fur family as we are for our human ones.

6 Responses to “Emergency Kits For Dogs – A Checklist.”

  1. Chris Says:

    And what about a whistle!!

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  5. Sophia Says:

    Thanks !! very helpful post!

  6. Ewbank Says:

    And what about a whistle!!

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